Md. Flooding Claims Life, Snarls Traffic

PORT DEPOSIT, Md. (AP) — Deadly flood waters are driving people from their homes and slowing travelers in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Anne Arundel County Police said Thursday that a Pasadena man is presumed to have drowned after he was pulled from high water behind his home Wednesday night.

Police say Daniel Lambert, 49, was rescued from water behind homes in the 400-block of Riverside Drive.

In the Susquehanna River town of Port Deposit, about 700 residents are being urged to leave the area as officials open flood gates at the nearby Conowingo Dam.

Prince George’s County and the city of Annapolis have opened emergency operations centers to respond to the rising water.

Officials say all three MARC commuter rail lines into Washington were slowed Thursday morning by foul weather and malfunctioning signals.

More flooding is expected as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee continue to work through the area.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Fred says:

    ??????

    “Anne Arundel County Police said Thursday that a Pasadena man is presumed to have drowned after he was pulled from high water behind his home Wednesday night.

    Police say Daniel Lambert, 49, was rescued from water behind homes in the 400-block of Riverside Drive.”

    This is a good example of why journalists aren’t respected anymore…and why it is fast becoming obvious that nearly anyone who paid attention in middle-school English could do their job better than they are currently doing it.

    Hey brainiac! If he was rescued, HE WASN’T DEAD! If he had drowned, you can’t RESCUE him, you RECOVER his BODY. And if he was pulled from the water (RESCUED) but died later (FROM INGESTING WATER, I.E. DROWNING) you say so!

    The words “Associated Press” on a byline used to mean something. I have a teenager at home that could write better than this.

  2. Michael says:

    Could not have said it better. I read it, and then said, what did I miss. This is probably one of the worse written articles I’ve seen. Must of gone to Harvard or Yale, that’s what their education is worth theses days.

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