Storm Ida Brings Thunder and Lightning to Washington DC

The remnants of storm Ida brought thunder and lightning to Washington as the onetime hurricane advanced toward the US capital on September 1.

Video posted early in the morning on September 1 shows what the uploader called a “big light show” in Washington. Multiple flashes of lightning can be seen as thunder crashes.

The hurricane was carrying winds of up to 145 mph when it made landfall on August 29, according to the National Hurricane Center. Dangerous storm surges and heavy rainfall led to widespread flooding, while powerful winds caused damage to structures and left more than a million people without power. At least seven deaths have been attributed to the storm.

By early Wednesday, Ida was considered post-tropical, but flood watches remained in effect for portions of the central Appalachian, Mid-Atlantic, and southern New England regions. Credit: Nico Pazos via Storyful

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