Flash Flood Warning in affect until 12:30 PM
Frederick, Md (KM). The National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia. has issued a Flash Flood Watch in the region until 200 PM. That includes Frederick, Carroll, central and southeast Howard, and central and southeast Montgomery Counties. It also includes northwest Montgomery and northwest Howard Counties in Maryland, and Loudon County, Virginia. and Jefferson and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia.
The agency says slow moving showers and thunderstorms have been producing two to four inches of rain, and that could mean rapidly rising streams and rivers. Water will quickly pool in flood prone areas, making roadways impassable.
Safety officials say if you come upon a flooded roadway, “turn around, don’t drown.”
Frederick City says it received about two inches of rain, and a number of streets are flooded. Citizens are encouraged to keep all storm drains clear of debris, and be aware of areas that are known to flood.
Because of flooding and road closures, Frederick County Public Schools say summer programs at Frederick High and Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle Schools have been canceled for Monday.
The National Weather Services has also put Flood Warnings in place for southwestern and northeastern Frederick Cokunty until 12:30 PM. Some areas affected include Thurmont, Emmitsburg, Wolfsville, Myersville, Sabillasville, Forth Ritchie, Pleasant Walk, Utica, Graceham, Lewistown, Brunswick, Rosemont, Burkittsville, Knoxville, Arnoldtown and Petersvile.
Emergency officials were reporting flooding throughout Frederick County, and highway crews have been busy closing roads due to high water.
By Kevin McManus