Montgomery County was hit with strong winds and rain due to Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, and the storm left behind some damage.
Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer tweeted out pictures of the damage, including portions of Sligo Creek Parkway closed due to high water and a tree blocking Chaney Drive off Flower Avenue in Takoma Park.
ICYMI @MCFRS FS702 (Takoma Park) responded this morning about 945a Utility Crews are in the area, @TakomaParkPD cordoned off the area, some streets are closed/blocked. Chaney Drive off Flower Avenue (pictured) is impassable pic.twitter.com/T988fVpX3H
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) August 4, 2020
Brian Hopkins, a TV news photographer, also tweeted more photos of the storm damage in Takoma Park.
— Brian Hopkins (@news_photog) August 4, 2020
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services tweeted out warnings, telling residents not to drive through flooded areas, since as little as six inches of water could cause someone to lose control of their vehicle.
The single worst decision you can make in a flash #flood is driving your vehicle into floodwaters of unknown depth. Physics explains why the weight of a 3,000-pound car is no match for a foot of moving water. Cars float for the same reasons aircraft carriers do. #BeSafeOutThere pic.twitter.com/OGFO8OTVPT
— MontgomeryCo(MD)Fire (@mcfrs) August 4, 2020