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WTOP Covers Major Storm

Topic: Environment
Posted on 7/31/2019

Hubbard Radio’s WTOP-FM Washington, D.C., provided critical coverage of crippling floods on July 8. Traffic reporter Dave Dildine covered the storm amid perilous flooding that would leave Canal Rd NW - a thoroughfare - closed for days. Dildine, who arrived on scene before fire and EMS units, ran from car to car, encouraging drivers to turn around until it was too dangerous for him to wade through rising waters.

Dildine took photographs of cars trapped in the flood and unable to turn around in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post featured Dildine’s photographs on the front page of their national editions the next day. Read his account of the historic flooding here.

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