>> Thursday, September 8, 2011 – Work
There was some ridiculous rain yesterday here in Maryland, specifically in the town and on the street that I work. The heaviest part of the storm centered over us and it just went straight so everything came our way.
We work just off of a river, but that rising wasn't even our main problem- the problem was the flash flooding.
|A car directly in front of my building.|
|In front of my building- we have a step into a vestibule, but the other shops don't- they had water pouring in their doors.|
Water poured into our basement so we all spent a few hours down there bailing water out, but it was worthless- the water kept rising anyway. So after spending the time to bail the water out, we ended up just bringing boxes with the most important documents upstairs.
|The force of the water- it would knock you over if you weren't ready when you stepped into it.|
|A car drove down into the water and obviously stalled and then dammed the street up more.|
|The river a few feet below our first floor window- this would usually be WAY lower.|
|The left side is the street. On the right where there is a fence is the river.|
|Yours truly after hours of bailing water and then carrying boxes. Klassy day at work- sweaty, wet, dirty.|
|After the water receded- lots of emergency vehicles and the road taped off.|
|The flooding left tons of nasty silt all over.|
|This is the high parking lot- the silt is all over and water obviously rushed through here.|
|There was random trees, sticks, garbage everywhere that had been carried by the water.|
|My car when I went to leave.|
|HOW did that stump get there? Like THAT!?|
|More random junk.|
|This is what was under my car after I pulled out all that I could and pulled forward.|
Today? I am sore. No rest today though. We need to get the basement pumped out and then bring everything back down, re-plug in computers, etc. However; boss lady is buying us all lunch for our efforts!