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Old 10-29-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Leesburg
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Road closures beginning to pile up. Edwards Ferry Road in Loudoun County closed as a result of flooding.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Just heard that the HMS Bounty sank off Carolina...two crew missing.

I've seen her a number of times at tall ship events...sad.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Federal offices closed Tuesday as well--just announced.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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I find that if I keep the gutters and downspouts clean my sump pumps don't even come on.
Ours are cleaned twice per year and all landscaping was redone to redirect water, and a French drain was installed, but that doesn't suffice. The problem is the hilly neighborhood and slope of the lawns toward the house, if there is a lot of rain on top of high ground water.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Ours are cleaned twice per year and all landscaping was redone to redirect water, and a French drain was installed, but that doesn't suffice. The problem is the hilly neighborhood and slope of the lawns toward the house, if there is a lot of rain on top of high ground water.
I had my property completely regraded, removed all tall trees around the house and had many drains installed. My main sump pump is working now (I can't hear the backup one... yet) for the same reason you stated -- the neighborhood is fairly hilly and there is no way to redirect the water completely away from the house unless perhaps the entire neighborhood is regraded.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Who else has had this song stuck in their head for the last two days?

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Think they will postpone trick or treating to Sat. maybe? That would be nice instead of having to deal w/cleanup, kids walking in dangerous situations, possibly there will be power outages, etc.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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It seems to me that the wind has died down in the last half hour or so. It doesn't seem as constant.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I think you were maybe in the eye? It was over Ocean City an hr. or so ago, it's supposed to get worse and it has picked up again here.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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Steady wind and rain here.
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