Washington, DC

From DC Water:

“Two initiatives to assist flood victims were announced by DC Water last night, including one that will give residents direct financial assistance with removing standing water damage in their homes.

The two programs are one time only and are aimed at helping customers who were impacted by the historically heavy rainfall of September 10 which caused heavy flooding in upper Northeast DC and across the region. Read More


It sounds like Edgewood got hit particularly badly.

A reader asks:

“We own a partial basement in Shaw. No issues for the first three years (2014-2017) but since then we’ve had flooding 2-3 times a year. We get the drains snaked regularly, and clean the outside drains of debris. It seems to happen when the pipes are overwhelmed by large storms. No one has been able to provide a fix – any suggestions or plumber/contractor recommendations? Just cleaning up the floods is getting old…thanks!”

More damage: Read More


Thanks to Andrew for sending from Takoma: “5 inches since 10am.”

Update from AlertDC:

“The National Weather Service has converted the Flash Flood Warning in the District of Columbia to a Flood Warning which is now extended to 8:00 PM.

At 414 PM, there was widespread flooding in portions of the DC metro area earlier this afternoon, caused by rainfall of 3 to 6 inches. Now, rain has ended but streams and other poor drainage areas still have flooding ongoing. Therefore, the flash flood warning is converted to a flood warning.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.”

And as of 4:30pm it’s still raining! Read More


Roads Into Rivers

Thanks to Jeff for sending from Illinois Ave, NW above in Petworth.

From AlertDC:

“The National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Warning for the District of Columbia until 4:30 PM.


Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas.”

Another reader sends from 8th Street, NW between Florida and V around 2:40pm:

More crazy flooding photos and videos: Read More



“Metro activates severe weather plan for Hurricane Isaias impacts, Cleveland Park Station to be closed Tuesday

Cleveland Park Station will be closed, as the station’s entrances are located in an area that is prone to flash flooding. The station will reopen when conditions allow. Customers should use Van Ness or Woodley Park stations as alternate boarding locations. Bus service is available along Connecticut Ave. NW.

The north entrance at King Street Station will also be closed Tuesday due to the potential for flooding. Customers should use the station’s south entrance instead.”

A reminder why from the before times – June 21st, 2016: Read More


Photo by Richard Brundage

From AlertDC:

“The National Weather Service Reports the Coastal Flood Warning for the District of Columbia Will be Effect from Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM EDT until Wednesday, August 5th at 3AM EDT.

WHAT: One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low lying areas due to tidal flooding.

WHERE: Shoreline in the District of Columbia.

WHEN: From Tuesday, August 4th at 3PM EDT until Wednesday, August 5th at 3AM EDT, especially around the time of high tide.

IMPACTS: The unprotected area on the Southwest Waterfront at
the DC Seafood Market is expected to flood. Water is expected
to approach parts of the Hains Point Loop Road, but it will
likely be closed. Read More


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