September 27, 2021 | Collin Riviello

City of Rockville Offers Hurricane Ida Damage Compensation

The City of Rockville will offer up to $2,500 to residents whose property was damaged by Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1. Claimants must apply here by Jan. 3, 2022 to be eligible for compensation. Expenses the city is willing to cover include: Insurance deductibles Flood damage cleanup Water removal Drying efforts Disposal of damaged property […]

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September 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Say County’s Climate Action Plan Will Address Flooding

Montgomery County will address flooding and stormwater management as part of its Climate Action Plan, leaders said during a virtual county council meeting Tuesday. Councilmember Evan Glass noted a young man died early this month due to flooding. 19-year-old Melkin Daniel Parada Cedillo died at the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville. About 150 people were […]

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September 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $30,000 Raised for Family of 19-Year-Old Killed in Apartment Flooding

19-year-old Melkin Daniel Parada Cedillo died after the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville flooded early Wednesday morning, Montgomery County Police said. His family set up a GoFundMe online fundraiser to help his mother. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the fundraiser amassed over $30,000. One resident who was unaccounted for after the flooding was located […]

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September 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

One Resident Dead, 150 Displaced After Flooding at Rockville Apartment Complex

A 19-year-old male died after the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville flooded early Wednesday morning, according to Montgomery County Police. About 150 residents are displaced, Public Information Director Shiera Goff told reporters at the apartment complex Wednesday. One resident is still unaccounted for. Police are waiting to release the name of the deceased. Three […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Montgomery County Thursday 

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County beginning noon Thursday until midnight. NWS said slow-moving storms with heavy rain could potentially cause flash flooding and told residents to be prepared to act if a Flash Flood Warning is issued or if flooding is seen. According to Montgomery County Emergency […]

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June 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Flash Flood Watch Beginning 3 P.M. Thursday

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Watch from 3-10 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for the Baltimore-Washington region, NWS said, and some storms might be severe. A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued in Howard, Carroll, Frederick, Cecil and Harford counties and the Baltimore area. […]

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April 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Flooding At National Weather Service Headquarters Damages Data Server

Due to a flood at the National Weather Service headquarters in Silver Spring, information concerning precipitation frequency and intensity has been more difficult to obtain. A ruptured water pipe at one of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) campus buildings in downtown Silver Spring on March 9 caused so much damage that the server […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

UPDATE: Car-Free Portions of Beach Drive, Sligo Creek Parkway Reopen After Major Flooding

Update (1:15 p.m.): Crews have finished cleaning debris and muddy parts of Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway. Montgomery Parks says the car-free sections have been reopened. UPDATE Our car-free sections on Beach Drive and Sligo Creek Parkway are back open. Thank you for your patience while our crews cleaned up storm debris. https://t.co/hktiJlL6vK — […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Chance for Hazardous Weather Thursday Afternoon and Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to move from west to east across the region and bring strong wind gusts. Isolated tornadoes and flash flooding may result from the storms. Stay weather alert this afternoon and evening as scattered to […]

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