Georgetown waterfront floods; harbor buildings evacuated
Update: Thompson Boat Center will not be open for crew practice tomorrow, but they will be offering bike rentals and other services not on the water. The Boat Center is not affiliated with Washington Harbour.
River swelling from high tides and heavy rainfall have flooded the Georgetown Harbor complex.
Water from the river has flooded several ground level restaurants along with an underground parking garage, necessitating the evacuation of several hundred people from the Waterfront area.
According to the Georgetown Patch, flood walls that are typically put in place to protect the harbor from flooding were absent during last night’s swell. Currently, crews are erecting flood walls around the harbor complex, although it is unknown at this point why the walls were not set up prior to the flooding.
h/t and photo: TBD