Photos: Baltimore Sinkhole Swallowed Cars, Streetlights and Trees

Streetlights, trees and cars have collapsed onto a train track in Baltimore. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Streetlights, trees and cars have collapsed onto a train track in Baltimore. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Three days after severe storms and tornadoes killed at least 31 people in the United States South and Mid-West, the region has been hit by severe flash flooding.

The heavy rains have caused an enormous sinkhole to open up at 26th Street and North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday near the train tracks used by CSX rail traffic.

Streetlights, cars and tress were swallowed into the sinkhole, but fire department officials don’t believe anyone was injured in the incident.  

The landslide swept across a set of train tracks and resulted in the suspension of some CSX rail traffic.

People living on the block and surrounding area have been evacuated.

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Sandy: The Largest Storm To Hit The US?

Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Hurricane Sandy had killed at least 66 people in the Caribbean islands, including 51 in Haiti.

Forecasters said that Sandy is likely to make U.S. landfall on Monday night between Delaware and the New York/New Jersey area.

Sandy will meet two other winter storms and becomes a rare, hybrid “super storm” created by an Arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm.

The monstrous Hurricane Sandy is going to be a very big storm when it hit the United States.

Officials warned millions of people in coastal areas to get out of the way.

It will effect the third of the country from the East Coast to the Great Lakes and 50 to 60 millions of people with heavy of rains, high winds and heavy snow. 

Sandy could cause lots of damage because it could hit big cities like Boston, New York, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

This is a disaster.

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Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach, N.C., Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Ken Blevins)

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US East Coast Shook By Strongest Earth Quake In 67 years

UPDATES magnitude; Map locates the epicenter of an earthquake in Virginia.

US East Coast was hit by a 5.8-magnitude earth quake at 1:51 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday.

The epicenter was 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Mineral, Virginia, and 84 miles (135 kilometers) away from Washington, D.C.

People ran out of their houses, tall buildings and offices.

Parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.

Some people did not know that was an earth quake and thought that it was an explosion, a bomb or a terrorist attack on their buildings.

The quake was felt as far north as Toronto, as far west as Indiana and Kentucky and as far south as Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown - Members of the public and staff stand outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, after an earthquake caused evacuation of many structures in the city. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)
Civilians and military personnel evacuate the Pentagon in Washington after an earthquake was felt on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Graham)
US Park Service helicopter patrols over the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, as a member of the Secret Service walks across the roof of the White House following an earthquake in the Washington area. The 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island and New York City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
People who came out on the street after an earthquake look up at a window that cracked during the quake on Market Street in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A worker with Baltimore Gas and Electric walks past a square where workers wait for word to re-enter their office buildings after an earthquake was felt in Baltimore on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Downtown office buildings were cleared and workers were waiting for clearance to re-enter. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A worker with Baltimore Gas and Electric walks past a square where workers wait for word to re-enter their office buildings after an earthquake was felt in Baltimore on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Debris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va., a small town northwest of Richmond near the earthquake's epicenter, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
People crowd Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, as buildings were evacuated following an earthquake in the Washington area. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
The sun sets behind a quake damaged building in Mineral, Va., a small town close to the epicenter, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)