The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flood Warning for Urban area and small stream in... Northwestern Frederick County in north central Maryland... Northeastern Washington County in north central Maryland... * Until 930 PM EDT. * At 635 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area. Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Hagerstown... Robinwood... Smithsburg... Mount Aetna... Saint James... Cavetown... Funkstown... Sabillasville... Fort Ritchie... Chewsville... Cascade... Highfield... This includes the following Flood Prone Roads: Hornets Nest Road at Friends Creek Road... Foxville Deerfield Road near Owens Creek... This includes the following streams and drainages... Owens Creek, Friends Creek, Downey Branch, Antietam Creek, Little Antietam Creek, Grove Creek, Mount Aetna Creek, Landis Spring Branch, Marsh Run, Little Owens Creek, Potomac River and Beaver Creek. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the warned area. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.