Montgomery County has a new way to detect potential flooding.
During a press conference Friday, officials announced that 35 new high-tech flood sensors are being installed across the county in flood-prone areas, including at the Rock Creek Woods Apartments where a 19-year-old died last year in a flooding.
When a pre-determined threshold is sensed, automatic emails are sent to officials so safety actions can be taken. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is providing the sensors.
The sensors are solar powered and have an internal battery to keep them working during inclement weather.