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September 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Apartment Management Strives to Clean Up, Relocate Residents After Flooding

The management of the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville, where one young man died Sept. 1 as a result of flooding due to Hurricane Ida, spent the Labor Day weekend cleaning up and finding temporary housing for the 159 displaced residents. During the intense rains, the terrace-level apartments flooded and about 10 people were […]

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September 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $30,000 Raised for Family of 19-Year-Old Killed in Apartment Flooding

19-year-old Melkin Daniel Parada Cedillo died after the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville flooded early Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Police said. His family set up a GoFundMe online fundraiser to help his mother. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the fundraiser amassed over $30,000. One resident who was unaccounted for after the flooding was located […]

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September 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

One Resident Dead, 150 Displaced After Flooding at Rockville Apartment Complex

A 19-year-old male died after the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville flooded early Wednesday morning, according to Montgomery County Police. About 150 residents are displaced, Public Information Director Shiera Goff told reporters at the apartment complex Wednesday. One resident is still unaccounted for. Police are waiting to release the name of the deceased. Three […]

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June 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Damascus House Fire Causes $800,000 in Damages, Displaces Family

A house in Damascus caught fire on Monday evening after it was likely struck by lightning, causing about $800,000 in damages to the home and neighboring homes. According to Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, the family that lives in the home—cosisting of two adults and three children—have been displaced but […]

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June 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Flash Flood Watch Beginning 3 P.M. Thursday

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Watch from 3-10 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for the Baltimore-Washington region, NWS said, and some storms might be severe. A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued in Howard, Carroll, Frederick, Cecil and Harford counties and the Baltimore area. […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Gov. Hogan Deploys Hurricane Rescue Team to North Carolina

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) to North Carolina Thursday to help with Hurricane Dorian rescues and relief, he said in a press release.  Today I authorized the deployment of members of the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) of the @MDNG to North Carolina to assist in potential […]

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August 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Montgomery County Tuesday

Montgomery County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible. Residents with outdoor plans should remain alert for threatening severe weather. Besides Montgomery County, the watch includes Washington, D.C., and Baltimore city; and Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s, […]

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July 12, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Sinkhole – Fenway Road Closed Due to July 8 Rain

Carderock Springs residents witnessed an unexpected washout Monday across Fenway Road because of excessive rainfall. Monday’s storm was powerful enough to cause a water main break on Fenway Road at Carderock Drive. Since July 8, the road has been closed and will remain closed until further notice. Plans are being made for permanent repairs, no […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Belfast Road Closes Thursday for Sinkhole Repair

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced Tuesday plans to permanently restore the section of Belfast Road in Potomac that washed out during the heavy rains Monday morning, July 8. About 11 a.m. on Monday, both lanes of Belfast Road became impassable between Laurel Leaf Drive and Whiterim Terrace just east of MacArthur Boulevard. A […]

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