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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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March 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry and Some Roads Closed Due to Flooding

With the heavy rain that fell Thursday, Fire and Rescue Services reports some roads are closed due to high water. White’s Ferry at is closed today because of flooding on the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Saturday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, River Road, […]

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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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