Most Of Annapolis Flooded From Wind And Tides
Posted by The Associated Press on 1st December 2010

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — There’s been a major cool down over Maryland.  Temperatures have dropped drastically in the past 24 hours and with that cold weather came rain.

Alex DeMetrick has more on how part of the state capital was under water Wednesday.

Conditions along the Annapolis city docks continue to improve now that water backed up by a high tide is finally draining away.

The lowest spots found the highest water, not so much from rain — although it was heavy at times — but from the tide and wind.  That means water gets backed up, unable to drain into the harbor and the Severn River.

“The parking lot will be pretty much completely flooded by 1, 1:30, 2 o’clock before it starts to drop,” said Flip Waters.

A few businesses had put out sandbags because most have been through this before and know what to expect–especially those in the lowest spots.

“If there’s water in the store, you can’t open up.  Nobody could get past it anyway,” said Michael O’Brien.

Police have blocked off most of the dock area, meaning no business coming in.  Merchants hope things dry out fast.

“Tomorrow, we’re supposed to have Midnight Madness, where all the stores are open until midnight.  Hopefully by then, this water will be out of here but you never know with tides,” said Greg Guzzi.

It’s expected City Dock will get back its parking lot by Wednesday evening.

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