It rained yesterday, through the morning. At some points, it rained pretty hard. So when I went downtown today, this is what I encountered.Yeah. Annapolis has the worst drainage of any port city I’ve ever been to. There were sandbags in front of businesses, and some stores were downright closed due to flooding. The dock portion of town was blocked off with police vehicles and caution tape. More photos after the cut.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written a blog post about Annapolis flooding. In the two years I’ve lived here, this has happened multiple times. It shuts down traffic and does major water damage to businesses, yet for some reason I see no evidence that any money has gone into improving the stormwater drainage systems downtown. And as I said earlier, this wasn’t even a hurricane. It was barely even a thunderstorm. So this? The combined effect of an unusually high tide, plus some extra rain. That’s all it takes to shut down downtown Annapolis.
In that spirit, I leave you. With some ducks.