(WJLA) - Ynis Santos looked over the damage done to the Berwyn Heights home she has rented for a decade. With the power cut, she is not sure what her family is going to do.
"This is something that I've never been through before," she says.
This was the scene earlier today here on 59th Avenue, where you could measure the water in feet in residential basements.
On Tuesday night, a massive cleanup began, with restoration trucks dotting the neighborhood.
"Everything was wet, it's a disaster," says Berwyn Heights resident, Cynthia Manrique, whose home was filled with water so powerful it managed to knock over her refrigerator.
Zoila Perez told us it was like a river came at her, nearly bowling her over. The family has never seen such a flood.
"My mom, she was crying -- she thought that more was coming," says Manrique.
The floods caused a few lingering rush hour traffic issues, like this one on 295 North near Bolling Air Force base -- but the biggest issues are present in these houses, where families are trying to salvage as many belongings as they can.