Rainfall from Hurricane Irene is causing the Hague River in Norfolk, Virginia, to begin to overflow its banks.
Fun fact: I used to live three blocks from here. I’ve sat on this particular bench many times. The Hague is a beautiful part of Norfolk (Ghent in particular), one I have many fond memories of, but one especially prone to flooding. If I still lived in the really cool Victorian-era apartment near this river, I would have faced a mandatory evacuation by now. — Ernie @ SFB