Changes in the federal flood insurance program are likely to mean higher premiums for thousands of Maryland residents, and not just those living in Ocean City or along the Chesapeake Bay.
House GOP leaders are putting the final touches on legislation that would significantly water down a recently enacted overhaul of the much criticized federal flood insurance program, easing many premium increases and allowing below-market rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
Separate water main breaks are causing flooded roadways in northeast Washington and Montgomery County.
Stormy weather didn’t last long Tuesday morning, but it did leave behind some damage in parts of Maryland.
One look at the regional radar Friday will show the trouble that we’ll be dealing with. The Greater DC Metro Area was absolutely pummeled by heavy rain during the night, and there are still numerous Flash Flood Warnings that remain in effect.
Heavy rains closed some roads and downed trees in the mid-Atlantic region overnight, prompting flash flood watches and warnings for several areas in Maryland.
July will start out just as June finished, which is very wet. Once the sun tries to peak out during the mid-day, hours showers and thunderstorms will start to develop.
Thursday morning has already seen strong storms and a series of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings.
The National Weather Service has now confirmed three tornadoes touched down in Maryland: in Baltimore City and in Baltimore and St. Mary’s counties.
Maryland is dealing with a major round of severe weather Monday and it’s caused some damage to our area.
A slow moving area of low pressure brought us a band of widespread rainfall Tuesday morning, and there is still more to come as we move throughout the day.
Clouds associated with a coastal area of low pressure will continue to filter across the region Tuesday as an easterly component to our wind continues to kick in some Atlantic moisture.