Storms Trigger Major Downtown Flooding

VCU Cancels Classes After Flooding Near Monroe Park
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Richmond, Va. ( -- Thunderstorms dropping heavy amounts of rain caused major flooding in downtown Richmond Thursday afternoon. VCU cancelled classes after flooding occurred in numerous places around the Monroe Park campus.

Richmond Fire reported at least eight high water issues and two rescues:

Flooding also occurred on the Downtown Expressway and I-95, with video showing water going over the median barrier. Social media video making the rounds also showed a person swimming in flood waters on Grace Street near the Village Cafe.

Henrico, Richmond, and Hanover were under flash flood warnings for much of the afternoon and evening.

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