August 12, 2010: The Day The Rainpocalypse Came

Photo courtesy of
‘when cars and trees collide’
courtesy of ‘rebeccaejohnson’

Well that was one hell of a wake up call.

Around 8am this morning the entire DC area experience what we at WeLoveDC are calling “The Rainpocalypse.” The thunderstorm swept through the city and surrounding vicinity leaving streets covered in small and, as shown above, large tree branches. It also caused the temporary closure of three Metro stations (Silver Spring, Forest Glen and Cleveland Park). The storm is also the cause of “tens of thousands of outages” according to Pepco’s website.

The Capital Weather Gang’s radar map shows the storm entering DC at around  7:30am and quickly exiting into PG country around 8:30am. If  you somehow slept through the rainpocalyspe that happened in and around 8am this morning, frankly I’m gobsmacked.

Update, 9:29am: We’re also getting multiple reports and photos of flash floods at 15th & Constitution and other locations in the city.

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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One thought on “August 12, 2010: The Day The Rainpocalypse Came

  1. Look, I may be in the minority here, but can we stop collectively using the “-pocolypse” suffix for every single newsworthy story in this town? It was cute at first, but now it seems passé and overused, and moreover I know that we<3DC is one of the better blogs that covers this city, so I'd expect it out of some of the smaller ones… but not you guys. :)

    Do I have a suggestion? Nope. Just depositing my 2 cents here.