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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

UPDATE: Car-Free Portions of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Reopen After Major Flooding

Update (1:15 p.m.): Crews have finished cleaning debris and muddy parts of Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway. Montgomery Parks says the car-free sections have been reopened. UPDATE Our car-free sections on Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway are back open. Thank you for your patience while our crews cleaned up storm debris. https://t.co/hktiJlL6vK — […]

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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 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Chance for Hazardous Weather Thursday Afternoon and Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to move from west to east across the region and bring strong wind gusts. Isolated tornadoes and flash flooding may result from the storms. Stay weather alert this afternoon and evening as scattered to […]

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August 5, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Flooding, Road Closures, and Downed Power Lines in Aftermath of Isaias

Montgomery County was hit with strong winds and rain due to Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, and the storm left behind some damage. Chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Pete Piringer tweeted out pictures of the damage, including portions of Sligo Creek Parkway closed due to high water and a tree […]

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November 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Thursday Night Storms Leave Damage Throughout the County

Storms that ravaged through the county on Thursday night left some streets flooded, several vehicles stranded in high waters, and thousands without power. Around 9:47 p.m. fire and rescue crews responded to a tree that fell on a car on Delford Ave near Randolph Road in Colesville. A woman was transported to a local hospital […]

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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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July 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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. DYK on 7/8, in 3hrs (730-1030a), @mcfrs handled ~250 calls for Service (typical 24hr average is 350) Incl ~40/50 calls for possible water rescues, some folks self-rescued, while […]

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July 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Flooding Causes Numerous Water Rescues Throughout The County

Heavy rainfall caused major flooding throughout the region on Monday. In Montgomery County, Fire and Rescue Service officials responded to numerous calls for vehicles that became disabled or stuck on roads due to rising flood waters.  Although there were no serious injuries, officials want to send an important reminder “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.   pic.twitter.com/Ca7ERMJzOo […]

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May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry Closed Due to High Water and Debris in the Potomac

White’s Ferry is closed today because of high water and debris in the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Wednesday. Traffic Advisory – Tues 5/7 @MontgomeryCoMD White’s Ferry is CLOSED (high water & debris) Potomac River River levels high … Riley’s Lock, White’s Ferry, Edward’s Ferry, Monocacy […]

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March 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington. The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a […]

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