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Old 09-08-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Tonight (Thursday) was a brutal commute since so many of the secondary roads were closed due to flooding which forced traffic onto the Beltway. Even on the Beltway, I drove through water up to my bumper. Yes, I know we are not supposed to do that but with thousands of cars ahead, behind and to all sides it is not like there was a choice. Now the Beltway has been closed in the Alexandria area and authorities have asked some residents in Huntington to evacuate.

How's your neighborhood doing?
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I took a video of the flooded street. I'll try to figure out a way to post it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:32 PM
 
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In Woobridge, our back fence caved in and a wall of water came rushing through. Apparently it had built up in our neighbors yard before finally bursting. Now there is a flood running through the whole line of backyards, presumably into a storm drain somewhere. Basement leaking. Roof leaking. Rain shows no sign of stopping any time soon.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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One of my friends there has been in traffic on the Beltway for three hours with no end in sight. Another has his basement flooded.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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We had about an inch of water running down our driveway, but fortunately we have a drain at the end of it, so no flooding or damage. They say we had 5-6 inches of rain out my way, so I feel lucky indeed. If it wasn't dark I'd take a walk over to the river to see how it's doing. I'm sure the Potomac is raging right now.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Hope everyone stays safe.

Sounds pretty busy.

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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I live in an apt. at the top of a steep hill. I thought I was safe... haha, not so. I was standing near a bedroom window and it was damp when I put my hand down on the sill. I thought, what the heck is that? Looked up and there is a drip, drip, drip coming from the ceiling.

I can hardly complain when there are others with totally flooded homes.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Leesburg
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I work in Reston and had to wade through thigh-deep water to get to my car. The water was filthy so I had to sit in soaking wet stinky pants while in terrible traffic. It was insane - never seen anything like it! I hope that everyone got home safe and didn't arrive to damaged homes.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Does the 2-3" in half the basement count
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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I think the gutters are clogged up now 'cause there's hardly any water coming from the spouts. I'll have to get on the roof to clean them if the rain ever ends...
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