First Warning Weather Team Coverage

Severe Weather Hits Central Md., Bringing Thunderstorms And Flooding

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Severe weather hit Maryland Monday afternoon, bringing with it thunderstorms, hail, and flooding.

Northwest Baltimore County was affected by heavy rain, hail and severe flooding throughout the Monday evening.

Up to three inches of rain fell in some areas, affecting traffic and causing problems for at least one business.

At Henry’s Auto Body in Owings Mills, the Gwynns Falls swelled out of its banks and flooded a lot filled with dozens of cars.

Hail fell in Owings Mills as well. A viewer who lives there sent us this video:

People in the area were stunned as raging waters overtook several Baltimore County roads, as heavy storms drenched the region.

“This is the worst I’ve ever seen as far as the flooding here,” says Ian Burke.

Severe flash floods struck Owings Mills, where several cars were completely submerged and some businesses became flooded out.

Craig Bruce captured gripping images of cars and even a school bus trying to navigate through the deluge at a Reisterstown Shopping Center.

“This is the first time I’ve been in a flash flood,” Bruce said.

He shared a video on Facebook Live, as first responders came to bail out a driver stuck in their car.

“They had to walk through and take him out and take him to safety,” he says.

Rita Burr ending up seeing and feeling the marble-sized hail that fell at her home, while others in the area sought out shelter in their cars.

While the majority of the flooding has begun to recede along main roads, but for businesses that were impacted, the clean up is just beginning.

Michael Morgan estimates the damage at his Owings Mills auto shop is around six figures.  His shop is one of many in the area hit hard by the flooding.

“Yeah, that’s how high the water comes. That’s about two, two and a half feet maybe? Yep!”

Morgan says flooding has been a problem here before, but never like this.

He says it took about 20 minutes for all this water to rise.

“What we can do? Clean up and start all over again.”

Amazingly, there have been no reported injuries.

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