As Rain Continues in the Region, Flooding Concerns Grow

As rain continues in the region, the National Weather Service has issued flood watches and warnings until Saturday morning.  This is at least the fourth weather alert this week regarding the rain, and officials said residents can expect 3 to 5 additional inches of rain.

With more rain in the forecast, safety officials from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service are planning to bring in more staff and resources over the weekend in anticipation of flooding activity.

“We’re seeing higher water near the Potomac River,” said Pete Piringer, spokesperson for MCFRS. “Parts near Riley’s Lock and Seneca Creek have flooded already.”

Piringer is urging residents to use caution when driving, cycling, and walking through flood waters.  Residents are urged not to drive through water, know alternative routes to their destination, and to allow yourself more time in traffic since commuters should expect delays.

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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