Muddy water sits inside the headlight of a Mini Cooper in the parking lot of a Courtyard Marriott hotel on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Va., on Sept. 9, 2011. The lot was flooded after heavy rains pounded the region the previous night. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

Muddy water sits inside the headlight of a Mini Cooper in the parking lot of a Courtyard Marriott hotel on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Va., on Sept. 9, 2011. The lot was flooded after heavy rains pounded the region the previous night. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)