The Flood at the Reston North Park & Ride

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A man with an umbrella is chest-deep in water searching for his car.  Many of the car's in Reston's Park & Ride at Sunset Hills Road were completely submerged in the flooding of September 8, 2011.  Photo by Keir-Kevin Curry. Cars submerged at the Reston North Park & Ride on Sunset Hills Road.  Photo by Olga Bogatyrenko -- http://www.chasingmoments.com This Nissan had an open sunroof during the flood and debris has been deposited on the inside of the car.  An acorn rests on the dashboard while wet paper hangs from the rear view mirror.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Deirdre Curry helps her family clean out their 2011 Totota Camry Hybrid after the flood.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A tennis ball, three acorns, and some sticks have been deposited on the windshield and hood of this car.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. David Benson sits on his 1991 Cadillac Brougham while waiting for a tow truck.  The car is totalled.  David plans to search for the same model of Cadillac for his next car.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. This BMW has a coat of wax that can reflect the sky and trees, even after the flood water has receded.  However, it couldn't repel the 2x4" piece of lumber and debris from settling on the hood.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Expressions of disbelief and pain filled the faces of car owners as they cleaned out their cars, deciding which items could be salvaged and which items were trash.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A water bottle was balanced between the windshield and hood of this car as the flood water receded.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. This Merecedes-Benz floated out of its parking space and came to rest next to the Cadillac.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A pair of eye glasses sits on top of the dashboard.  It has been coated with a layer of mud from the flood water.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A scene at the Reston Park & Ride after the flood.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A glove box is full of water after the flood.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A wet hand print on the dash of a 2011 Toyota Camry.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Items have been removed from the glove box to dry out before taking home.    Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Drip-drying a casette adapter that had been in the truck during the flood.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. The center console container holds water after the flood.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Cup holders are filled with flood water.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Flood debris deposited in the parking lot between cars.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A backpack and debris were deposited on top of this minivan after the flood water receded.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A danish wrapper, sticks, and wood have come to rest on this windshield after the flood water receded.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A pair of Micky Mouse sunglasses and debris have been deposited in a pile on the parking lot.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. A water bottle and flood debris have come to rest on the hood of this Dodge Ram after the water receded.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. Flood debris has been deposited in a thick layer on this Toyota Camry.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. This Mercedes has a light coat of debris on the hood but its water damage is far more extensive inside.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. An oil bottle, a Tropicana bottle, and a piece of Styrofoam were deposited together on the top of a car as the flood water receded.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose. What is salvageable and what is trash will be determined later.  Photo by Kevin Ambrose.