WASHINGTON (AP) — Emergency crews are evacuating restaurants and businesses along the Georgetown waterfront because of flooding from the Potomac River.
D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says evacuations of several buildings began Monday morning due to flooding in basements and on the ground floor of buildings along the river. Piringer says there was a problem raising the flood gates along the waterfront.READ MORE: Anne Arundel Police Searching For Two Missing Kids
Piringer says there is 10 to 12 feet of water at the Tony and Joe’s restaurant. The fountain at the waterfront plaza has disappeared under the flood waters. Firefighters are working to help raise the flood walls to prevent further damage.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 1K New Cases But No Deaths Reported Sunday
A coastal flood warning is in effect throughout the day. The river is several feet above normal.
Moderate flooding also has been reported on Haines Point.MORE NEWS: City Police Investigating Two Separate Overnight Double Shootings
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)