High winds and rain lash the region H...

High winds and rain lash the region High winds and rain lash re...

There are 5 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jul 24, 2008, titled High winds and rain lash the region High winds and rain lash re.... In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Storms hit the Baltimore area with a one-two punch yesterday afternoon and evening, pummeling the area with heavy rain and high winds about 4 p.m., then following up with a second downpour about five hours ...

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Paul Tupelo

Baltimore, MD

#1 Jul 24, 2008
I got caught in the second storm. It was wicked. I've never seen city streets turn to rivers so quickly but then walking to work this morning i noticed A) how clean everything looked and B) the huge piles of trash in the drains which helped amplify local flooding. Clean yourself up Baltimore.

Since: Jan 08

Gwynn Oak, MD

#2 Jul 24, 2008
I'll never forget the time I saw a man walking down the street in West Baltimore intentionally bend down to gently place an empty juice container in the storm drain like it was a trash can. That's not a case of laziness, like most littering is (if he was lazy, he could have just dropped it on the ground). This was a case of ignorance. He clearly thought it was ok to discard trash in the storm drain (probably because there was so much other trash already on the ground (but not actually in the drain itself)).

The flooding examples listed in this article all seem to have been preventable if the storm drains were kept clear of waste and debris. I mean, the last places that should flood are BRIDGES. The bridge mentioned, as well as the 41st Street Bridge, are notorious for flooding.

“My favorite key is H sharp”

Since: Jan 08

Glen Burnie, Maryland

#3 Jul 24, 2008
The second storm provided some fantastic fireworks - made driving an adventure, but still....
RBC-Upper Park Heights

Bethesda, MD

#4 Jul 25, 2008
WOW!! Ths was a very scary storm! I swear I looked out the window and saw my partner's mother flying by on her broomstick!
YouHelpFixIt

Catonsville, MD

#5 Jul 30, 2008
Damn yo I was smoking a bowl and my weed blew away in that storm.

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