Powerful Rain Jolts Region

Quite a downpour this morning, but if it is any consolation, other areas got hit harder.

Georgetown in the District was particularly hard hit.  This is Canal Road near Fletcher’s Boat House.  The road is bounded on the north by a somewhat steep hill delivering run off from the wooded communities along MacArthur Blvd NW, and on the south by a solid stone wall over three feet high.

For whatever reason, the drainage into the canal below was not coping well with the nearly 4 inch per hour storm.

See this exciting first hand STORY by Dave Dildine of WTOP who took this photo.