Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Really Stormy Weather
by Maggie Sefton
My hometown area of Northern Virginia was hit today (I'm writing this post on Mondayj July 8th) by a rainstorm deluge and flash flooding in that entire area including Washington, D.C. If you watched any of the news channels you saw how high the water came up in just a matter of 3-4 hours. Several main roads were completely impassable. People in Fairfax County, VA which is where I regularly fly into at Dulles Airport were stranded in their cars when the water suddenly rose. Quiet little creeks became raging rivers. Over 3 inches of rain in just an hour.
This was totally shocking to me because that exact area of Fairfax County is the location where my two daughters who live in the area reside. Thank goodness they were in areas that stayed dry and safe from the flooding. Also my dearest friends from childhood live in nearby areas, and they were also safe from the flooding----just some water in the basements. Needless to say, I have been on the telephone a lot today trying and finally succeeding in reaching my family and friends.
This just reminds all of us how powerrul Mother Nature is. Stay safe, Everyone.