June 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Heavy Rains Expected During Tuesday’s Commute

Public safety officials are urging residents to use caution when heading home during Tuesday’s evening commute as the region experiences heavy rains. The National Weather Services has issued  a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas until 8:00 p.m. Residents should expect hail the size of pennies, wind gusts up to 60 […]

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June 4, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

High Waters Close White’s Ferry in Poolesville

The Potomac River, swollen after days of rain, was too dangerous for the White’s Ferry to carry commuters Monday across the waterway and the ferry was closed. With water coming from upstream, the river rushed past the White’s Ferry General Store. Debris, and sometimes whole trees, followed the racing current. Some of the ferry’s workers […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Flooding in Rock Creek Regional Park, Hikers Urged to Use Caution (PHOTOS)

Montgomery Parks officials are warning hikers at Rock Creek Regional Park to use caution because some trails and pedestrian bridges are still flooded following last week’s heavy rains. The banks of Lake Needwood were overflowing with water on Monday afternoon and a couple of park visitors told MyMCMedia they had never seen the lake water […]

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September 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Turn Around, Don’t Drown: Flash Flood Warning Issued for MoCo

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Montgomery County effective until 11 a.m. today. According to the National Weather Service, up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Some of the locations expected to experience flooding include Bethesda, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Rockville. Montgomery County fire and rescue officials […]

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September 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Declares State of Emergency for Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties beginning Sept. 2nd in anticipation of heavy rains, strong winds, and potential flooding associated with Tropical Storm Hermine. According to the governor, the Executive […]

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August 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

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NWS Issues Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County from 4 p.m. today until 3 a.m. on Friday, August 18. According to the NWS, thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected today and tonight. Rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour are possible. Flash flooding may occur on small […]

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June 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 5 p.m. today thru 6 a.m. on Friday for Montgomery County. According to the NWS, thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected today and tonight. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Be prepared and continue monitoring […]

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May 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: NWS Issues Flash Flood Warning, Hail Falls in Parts of MoCo (VIDEO)

UPDATED The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning until 12:30 a.m. for parts of Montgomery County. According to the NWS, emergency management officials have reported ongoing rescues with cars stalled in standing water in Montgomery County. Emergency Communications has declared a “condition red” because of the high call volume for water rescues […]

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February 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

White’s Ferry Closed Because of Flooding

Commuter take note: White’s Ferry is closed today because of flooding on the Potomac River. The Ferry is CLOSED today Thursday February 25, 2016 due to flooding on the Potomac River. Posted by Historic White’s Ferry on Thursday, February 25, 2016

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February 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Strong Storms Hit Montgomery County Causing Power Outages and Flooding Roadways

UPDATED Strong storms swept through Montgomery County on Wednesday evening taking trees down, causing power outages and flooding local roadways. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said emergency communications dispatch was operating on “Condition Red” because of the high volume of calls. According to Piringer, firefighters were responding to several water rescues and […]

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