On the 29th of October, Hurricane Sandy struck the DC area a glancing blow. Video is of Beach Drive, closed because of flooding on nearby ground by water that had yet to reach Rock Creek. The creek was still in its banks as of about 3:30PM on October 30. Nearby power poles were still standing, PEPCO outages estimated at 100,000. Probably the "Derecho" storm almost exactly 4 months ago tore from the trees most of fhe branches that could fall on power lines. Maximum wind did not exceed 60 MPH here by one report, was higher but of far shorter duration in the June storm.
We got off easy compared to New York City and areas in the direct path of the storm.
At least 7 NY Subway tunnels flooded, and chemical contamination was reported. The Brooklyn Battery and the Queens Midtown tunnels also flooded, and power outages were reportedly so widepread as to cut power to a hospital.80 homes burned in a single large fire in New York. An oil tanker was beached, and rescue workers traveled down the streets of New York by raft.
Anyway, that's two extreme storms here in just 4 months!
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