Washington D.C. Flood Update


Friday, June 5th 2009, 11:47 am
By: News 9


Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia remained under flood watch Thursday
night, with more heavy rain expected after midnight.

Deadly thunderstorms left a mess overnight, trees and utility lines down, one
Little League player dead and a teammate in critical condition after they were
hit by lightning.

With the rain falling again, Herndon, Virginia police are keeping a watch for
rising water.  Wednesday night (06/03), at the Carpool Bar and Grill, too much
water too fast turned the parking lot into a literal car pool.

Six vehicles were trapped when a nearby creek overflowed.  A Fairfax County
rescue team had to be brought in to make sure no one was inside the vehicles. 
One car was nearly submerged.  No one was hurt.

As the lightning-laden storms rolled into the District, the heavy rains
blotted views of the Capitol and the rest of the historic landscape.

A lightning bolt sent a tree crashing down on a car, trapping two men inside. 
Firefighters had to free them.  Again, no one got hurt.

The rain is back, at times sending some people running for cover.

If a little bit of water becomes a lot, it could bring on more flooding and
more damger.