Storm Aftermath and Flood Warning (Photos)

June 13 @ 6:00 p.m.
After the severe storm passed through, the National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning for Montgomery County.

Residents should not try to cross flooded roads. Flooded areas may be harder to identify at night so use caution while driving.
Tree Down in Rockville
June 13 Storm Lake Needwood

photo tree uprooted

Tree uprooted from June 13 storm on N. Campus Drive at MC

photo Mannakee Street closed

Mannakee Street closed in Rockville


Alert Montgomery is recommending the following precautions:

o Stay off roads to allow emergency crews to clear roads and provide emergency assistance.

o Help injured or trapped persons. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger of death or further injury.

o Use the telephone only for emergencies.

o Use care around downed power lines. Assume a downed wire is a live wire.

o Watch out for overhead hazards such as broken tree limbs, wires and other debris.

o Avoid walking into flood waters. The water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewerage, contain downed power lines or animals.

o Look for hazards such as broken/leaking gas lines, damaged sewage systems, flooded electrical circuits, submerged appliances and structural damage. Leave the area if you smell gas or chemical fumes.

o Clean everything that gets wet. For food, medicines and cosmetics; when in doubt, throw it out.

o Make sure backup generators are well ventilated. Never use grills, generators or camping stoves indoors.


| No comments yet.

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter