Photo via meteorologist Justin Berk
Photo via meteorologist Justin Berk

Remember when we wrote about Baltimore’s looming flood problems? (To refresh your memory — a NOAA report listed Baltimore among the cities at greatest risk for “nuisance floods”  in the years to come.) Well, it looks like they were right, at least based on yesterday’s torrential, record-breaking downpour.Some areas in and around Baltimore received a whopping 12 inches of rain yesterday, with areas to the east of the city feeling most of the brunt of the storm. Twitter was flooded (heh, get it?) with photos of stranded commuters, waterlogged roads, and parking lots that looked like lakes. Nearly 100 cars in the BWI long-term parking lot were submerged in waist-high water.

According to the Weather Channel, it was Baltimore’s second-wettest day on record.

#AACoFD Engine 5 (Waugh Chapel) operating in the area of the BWI Long Term Parking Lots; heavy rain continues

— Russ Davies (@AACountyFirePIO) August 12, 2014

This is not a picture of a car in a river. This is the outer loop of the Beltway, via @WNEW, @cbsbaltimore

— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) August 12, 2014