09/05/08 99 W, 1 I - + 6 - 11 Holding Our Breath

As we hold our breath for Hanna, here's a fun photo from 2006. The remnants of tropical storm Alberto caused Raleigh's worst flooding in ten years. Crews conducted numerous water rescues, including these people from an office building across the street from Crabtree Valley Mall. That was a “C” shift day, with Ladder 16 and Rescue 19 among others at Crabtree. Weather was fine by that afternoon. Photo by Legeros, who had dried by that time. One large umbrella, however, was gone with the wind. See a few more here.

What preparations have the various fire and EMS departments put in place, that folks can report?
Legeros - 09/05/08 - 19:31

Raleigh called back some folks, both command staff and line personnel. USAR was also at the ready, with equipment staged at KTC. The morning brought a rash of downed trees, on power lines and houses. Some power poles required repair in Cameron Village after daybreak. Water rose in the usual places, with residents either notified or evacuated from apartments on McNeil Street, and homes at the end of Rose Lane. About 30 homes were impacted at the latter, water across the bridge at the end of Rose Lane. Most of the residents elected to remain home. Some roads were closed in spots early Saturday, notably Avent Ferry Road, Hillsborough Street, and Western Boulevard. Crabtree Creek, AKA Old Faithful, rose 17 inches above normal, reported today’s N&O. Part of the mall parking lot was covered. Total rainfall was over 5 inches. Saturday, September 6, was also the same day that Hurricane Fran hit here, in 1996.
Legeros - 09/07/08 - 13:23

Raleigh police also made a save Saturday morning, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/350..
Legeros - 09/07/08 - 21:45

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