Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

Showers and storms overnight could produce damaging winds and hail and will linger into the Tuesday morning commute.

Following torrential downpour early Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Root River Canal at the Town of Raymond and a flood watch for the Fox River in Burlington. Lowland and agricultural land throughout the county also experienced flooding. Minor flooding is forecast. Because the soil is already saturated and streams are already swollen that means flooding is likely nearly any day, with some potential for significant river flooding late in the week through the weekend.

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland
Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Maryland

The creek is forecast to rise above flood stage and continue to near 10.6 feet by Wednesday afternoon before beginning to fall.

At 9 a.m. the stage was 13 feet and rising; flood stage is 12 feet, the weather service said in a statement. While the flood threat is low for rivers and streams, flood issues are likely in cities with poor drainage areas. They said up to 70 homes in that area were unreachable as a result to flooded roads.

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