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    Posted September 8, 2011 by
    geoffliving
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    Alexandria, Virginia
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    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.

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