No Serious Injuries After Monday’s Historic Rainfall

Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, tweeted that there were no major injuries in Montgomery County after a historic rainfall on Monday.

Piringer tweeted that, for the three-hour total between 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., MCFRS received around 250 service calls. The average for a whole day is 350 calls.

Between 40 to 50 calls were related to water rescues, and Piringer said  MCFRS responded to around 15 to 20 of such incidents (some callers ended up rescuing themselves and didn’t need assistance.)

According to Piringer, MCFRS rescued fewer than 25 people on Monday, but nobody faces life-threatening-injuries.

Measurement of Rain in Montgomery County and D.C. Region Was Historic

MCM’s Carolyn Raskauskas, a trained rainfall spotter, measured that the North Potomac area received 5.5 inches worth of rain in under two hours. Raskauskas performed this measurement in Darnestown, specifically.

Here’s a look at National Weather Service’s rain measurements in Montgomery County from Monday. These places included in this list received more than one inch worth of rainfall.

Location Total Rainfall Time Measured
North Potomac 5.55″ 9:23 a.m.
Potomac 3.71″ 6:30 p.m.
Montgomery Village 2.51″ 4:45 p.m.
Damascus 2.43″ 8:12 a.m.
Washington Grove 2.16″ 7:59 a.m.
White Oak (NNW) 1.83″ 8:41 a.m.
White Oak (W) 1.74″ 8:52 a.m.
Clarksburg 1.57″ 7:09 a.m.
Poolesville 1.50″ 8:03 a.m.

According to NWS, on Monday, the D.C. area received nearly one month’s worth of rain in less than an hour.

On Monday, NWS measured that Reagan National Airport received 3.30 inches of rain between 9 and 10 a.m. On average, NWS measures that Reagan National Airport received around 3.73 inches of rain in July.

Overall, Monday’s rainfall was historic.

Previous Posts:

Flooding Causes Numerous Water Rescues Throughout The County

Large Sinkhole on Belfast Road in Potomac

UPDATE: Flash Flood Warning for Montgomery County Includes Bethesda and Silver Spring

County Road Closures During Flash Flood Warning

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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