hurricane Ida

October 25, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Baltimore Road to Remain Partially Closed Through November

Part of Baltimore Road in Rockville will remain closed for an additional month through November due to construction delays. The closed portion is between Gladstone Drive and Broadwood Drive. Motorists can take Veirs Mill Road to get around the closure. Courtesy City of Rockville Construction for the $7.7 million project started in March of 2021 […]

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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 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Chef José Andrés’ Nonprofit Serves 160,000 Meals in Louisiana

World Central Kitchen (WCK), the nonprofit founded by chef, humanitarian and Bethesda resident José Andrés, has served 160,000 meals in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida, according to a post from WCK on Monday. WCK feeds people in areas suffering from natural or man-made crises. The organization has been providing meals to those affected by the hurricane […]

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September 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Apartment Management Strives to Clean Up, Relocate Residents After Flooding

The management of the Rock Creek Woods Apartments in Rockville, where one young man died Sept. 1 as a result of flooding due to Hurricane Ida, spent the Labor Day weekend cleaning up and finding temporary housing for the 159 displaced residents. During the intense rains, the terrace-level apartments flooded and about 10 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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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wednesday Weather Cancelations, Closures, Delays in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is currently under a tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service until 7 p.m. The pending flash floods from Hurricane Ida are expected to be so severe that Montgomery County Public Schools closed early on Wednesday. Many private schools in the area have followed suit. Montgomery College also announced it is closing […]

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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Under a Tornado Watch Wednesday

Montgomery County is under a tornado watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service advises residents to be alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and to take shelter if a warning is issued. The NWS issues a watch when weather conditions may produce a severe, life-threatening weather event. A Tornado Watch has been issued […]

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September 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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MCPS Dismisses Early Wednesday Due to Pending Severe Weather

Montgomery County Public Schools announced all of its schools and the virtual academy will dismiss early Wednesday because of pending severe weather conditions. MCPS released a notice to families that said: Significant amounts of rainfall with the potential for dangerous flash flooding are expected as part of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Students will be […]

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August 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Fire and Rescue ‘Actively Engaged’ in Rescue Operations in Louisiana

43 area fire and rescue personnel are searching for Louisiana residents who were displaced due to the fierce Hurricane Ida. Most of the crew members are from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue with others from Howard and Prince Georges’ County as well as a few civilians, said MCFR Battalion Chief Kelvin Thomas, Deputy Training Officer Command […]

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