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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Rainpocalypse 2014 Didn't Hold a Candle to Floodmageddon 2011

The piddly 3-7 inches of rain we got this week? Just a sprinkle compared to the insane six-plus inches that fell in one day way back in ought-eleven. Set the controls of the Earth-Toned Wayback Machine to September 2011, and remember the day that the North Reston park and ride (and most of the rest of Reston) flooded:

Schools were closed the next day, and elsewhere in the county, two people died in the floodwaters. That didn't stop these guys:

Thanks for the memories, mother nature.


  1. That is so *yesterday* as the kids no longer say. The sun is out and it's warm. If you've got a bike or sneakers, get outside. If you don't, well then, get a life.

  2. Bowling for BollardsMay 1, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Perhaps the increased RA assessments will be used to build an Ark?


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