Businesses and residents at Washington Harbour were ordered to evacuate as water engulfed garages and restaurants. "Had the wall been up, it would have prevented a flood," fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said of the missing gate. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Businesses and residents at Washington Harbour were ordered to evacuate as water engulfed garages and restaurants. "Had the wall been up, it would have prevented a flood," fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said of the missing gate. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)