- Posted September 8, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Alexandria, VA's Huntington Neighborhood Flooded Out
Cameron Run jumped its banks in Alexandria, Virginia this evening. A surge of water flooded the street immediately after filming this video. We escaped with water lapping at our tires.
The area was already saturated by Hurricane Irene, and non-stop rains from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee proved to be too much for Cameron Run. Fairfax County Emergency Government failed to clear the neighborhood or warn people to move their cars despite prior incidents with the Run. WHile the Government said in public statements that they evacuated the neighborhood, the police literally sat in parked cars and watched the waters rise.
This was the scene of the flood of 2006, dubbed a 100 year flood by Fairfax County government and Virginia DMV, who both shunned responsibility for that event. That flood displaced 150 homes temporarily and caused millions of dollars of damages.