Cranes are currently trying to lower floodgates at the Washington Harbor complex.
ORIGINAL POST: Crews are rapidly trying to stem the flow of the Potomac River into the Washington Harbor complex in Georgetown. The water level rose high enough to flood the entire first level of the complex, which includes several bars and restaurants.
A heavy crane is struggling to put multi-ton flood gates in place, but some damage has already been done to the areas on that lower level of the waterfront complex.
The complex has been partially evacuated, reports WAMU's Armando Trull. Restaurants like Sequoia are almost completely underwater, and chairs and tables are floating around the plaza area of the waterfront.
Thus far, no one has been hurt as a result of the flooding. Below, check out video from WAMU's Patrick Madden of the scene.
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