Ernesto Comes to Visit


Tropical storm Ernesto rolled into town yesterday. It started raining in the morning, and by early afternoon the Potomac River was overflowing. This is the foot of King Street. Shops and restaurants are only steps behind me. Hopefully the water won’t creep much further than this.

7 Responses to Ernesto Comes to Visit

  1. passante says:

    I, too, hope not, but flooding in this section of Alexandria isn’t unfamiliar to the shops and restaurants in the vicinity.

  2. Anne says:

    Hi Marie! You take care my dear ok…hope you stay warm and safe! đŸ™‚

  3. Matthieu says:

    I just hope Ernesto will not come back to Alexandria, so that your safety will be guaranteed. I would have tought that everyone would be confined in his home when jeopardizing hurricances pass by one’s city …

  4. Kate says:

    You captured the creeping flow of water very well; ironically, the rest looks pretty peaceful.

  5. ~tanty~ says:

    Oh no, I hope not too. Wish you still can have a nice weekend.

  6. mariemcc says:

    Passante, I guess it’s offset by the increased foot traffic in that area during good weather.

    Anne, I live in a t hird-floor condo on a hill, so no worries for me. Thank you for your concern.

    Matthieu, merci. Fortunately the storm decreased in strength by the time it got here. We had some wind, but not bad, and some rain, but not too bad. C’est fini.

    Kate, I thought the same thing when I first saw the image. At the time I snapped it, it was raining and a little windy. The wind wasn’t so much that the boats were being buffeted about, but it was enough to make the water ripple nicely.

    Tanty, thank you. It was mostly over by Saturday morning.

  7. Michael says:

    Great shot and I do hope all stayed dry inside in the end.

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