Frederick Storm Floods Parks and Streets

Streets and parks underwater as rains flooded Frederick.

Frederick, MD -Frederick County was under a flash flood Monday morning as the area was hit with severe storms flooding multiple roads within the area.

“Turn around, don’t drown,” the National Weather Service said in a public flood warning to several Maryland counties.

According to the National Weather Service, Frederick recieved over 6 inches of rain, resulting in flooding and road closures throughout the county.

Included in the flooding was Baker Park in Downtown, resulting in large standing water throughout the area putting benches, bushes and baseball diamonds underwater.

Assistant Director of Public Works Keith Brown said the flooding in Baker Park helps contain overflows of water.

“The Carroll Creek in the Baker Park area was operating just as it should,” Brown said. “The park acts as an impoundment for water overflow and that’s exactly what it was doing.”

The National Weather Service advises people still experiencing flooding or storm damage to make a report to their local law enforcement.

By Timothy Young