State Of Emergency Continues In Frederick

Residents are also encouraged to conserve water.

 

Frederick, Md (KM) The State of Emergency continues in the city of Frederick. Mayor Michael O’Connor issued that declaration earlier this week, and it will continue through Wednesday, May 23rd.

Officials at City Hall say the floodwaters are receding, but streams and rivers are above normal stage and very dangerous. Residents are urged to avoid standing water due the possibility of injury from hidden debris or infrastructure, or deep water areas.

Citizens are encouraged to continue conserving water as the waste water treatment plant is still receiving tremendous amounts of flowing water. The city staff is managing the plant’s operations to reduce the impact on residents.

The city says the Frederick County Health Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment have been notified of any overflows at the plant. If you experience a sewer backup, you’re asked to call the Frederick Department of Public Works at 301-600-1440. You can also send an e-mail to stormissues@cityoffrederick.com

The City of Frederick is in a response operations mode. “Once the emergency has passed, we will begin focusing our operations on the assessment of the infrastructure, and the next steps in working with the community,'” says Mayor O-Connor, in a statement. “We ask for your patience as we work to address the impact of these recent severe and intense storms.”

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation is encouraging residents who have experience storm damage to reach out. MSDAT says if your property sustained damage, you may qualify to have your property tax assessments reduced.

 

By Kevin McMaNUS