Heavy Rains And Flash Floods Lead To Accidents And Rescues

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Heavy rains this weekend trigger flash flooding up and down the East Coast. Emergency crews were busy Sunday rescuing drivers trapped in the rising water. And we’re not out of the woods, yet.

Adam May has more.

From the Carolinas through Maryland and up to New England. A strong line of rain leads to accidents and rescues Saturday and Sunday.

In Baltimore, some intersections turned into lakes and numerous drivers had to abandon their vehicles, including one man rescued by boat on North Point Road.

Fighters had to clear storm drains off Key Highway where an underpass was closed for hours because of rising water.

The Jones Falls also raged. Business along the flood prone river like the Whole Foods in Mount Washington and Meadow Mill Athletic Club temporarily closed as a precaution.

In Harford County, investigators are trying to determine if rain may have been a factor. In this two-car accident on Route 24 and Singer Road, one person died, 5 others were hopsitalized.

New York and New Jersey also saw heavy flooding leaving some major highways closed for most of the day and drivers swimming for safety.

  • Gman

    I would like to thank WJZ and all local weather folks for really nailing the forecast this weekend …. thanks to them my sons b-day party on sat was pretty much a washout and sunday was nice which is the oposite of the forecast….. nothing like the b-day boy crying the day of his party because of another botched forecast… stop telling me how good your radars are and showing me the 15 maps and telling me about the weather every 10 min. just get it right …. I wish I could get paid for being wrong 60% of the time…

    • Tom

      They don’t forecast weather, Weather.com does, and they’re always wrong. Use weather underground.

  • ?

    Why don’t you stop complaining and whining like a little baby and learn how to read weather yourself… Forecast called for scattered Thunderstorms on both of the days… Sunday had a higher chance of rain but doesn’t mean it will play out like this in your backyard. That’s why it’s SCATTERED thunderstorms. Anyways next time check out http://www.noaa.gov they have pretty accurate forecast. Just go on their main page and type in your zipcode! Good luck next time

  • Sick 'o em

    Gman, you whining, sniveling, pathetic wretch. Shut up!

  • Gman

    they did call for scattered rain but it was moslty Sat evening and all day sunday..not what happen sat. I checked all the channels for several days and they all had the same look. I guess you don’t care because it didn’t make your child cry so I guess the next snow storm they miss and you get stuc kon the beltway cussing I’ll be calling you a whinny baby

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