Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Howard County, other areas under flash flood warning

Howard County, other areas under flash flood warning

"Most flood deaths occur in vehicles", according to the National Weather Service, which advises against driving into "any area where water covers the road".

Dramatic footage aired on local TV stations and posted on social media showed vehicles submerged on roads near major landmarks like the Washington Monument, and some motorists standing on the roofs of their cars as the floodwaters rose.

It is hard to predict exactly when the rains will come, but National Weather service meteorologists say the peak hours are likely in the afternoon and evening. One video posted online shows a man sporting a Peru national soccer jersey carrying two children to safety after pulling them from a stranded auto. No one was truly safe from the water while commuting, as even the Metro elevators were spotted with water pouring down from their ceilings.

Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.

Over yonder in Maryland's Frederick County, Baker Park was yet again flooded.

The flash floods were also reported to have caused delays at the Reagan National Airport.

In Maryland, fire officials said they responded to more than 30 flooding calls and eight water rescues early Monday, but no one was hurt.

Severe weather is not expected in the weekend's storms.

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