BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Heavy rain that moved through the region Thursday caused flash flooding in many parts of the state.
Parts of southern Maryland and Washington D.C. saw the heaviest rain.READ MORE: Summer Surge: As Coronavirus Infections Rise In Maryland, Some Reveal Why They Won’t Get Vaccine; Hogan Says ‘Breakthrough’ Infections Under 1%
Numerous roads in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties were impassible due to high water, and in some places, crews searched submerged vehicles to make sure no one is trapped.
Update – Beach Drive near Garrett Park Road, @mcfrs swift water rescue boats checking several vehicles in area & doing a wide area search, at this point it appears as though the vehicles are on occupied but they’re partially submerged and in somewhat remote area https://t.co/pTi8TCxVpx pic.twitter.com/UHeLhRR53V
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 10, 2020
In just three hours, the Montgomery County Fire Department was dispatched to 150 calls for service, including between 25 and 30 water rescues.
DYK – in 3hrs btwn 1245p (Flash Flood WARNING) & 345p @mcfrs MoCo Emergency Communications dispatched ~150 calls for service, incl ~25-30 ‘water rescues’ or vehicles in high/floodwaters mostly in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Aspen Hill & Takoma Park @MontgomeryCoMD https://t.co/98a2UoGswX pic.twitter.com/CWCjcLVwjs
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 10, 2020READ MORE: Chaotic Pop-Up Block Parties Disrupt North Baltimore Neighborhood
Heavy rain also led to flooding that closed a number of streets in St. Mary’s County Thursday afternoon, the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department wrote on Facebook.
The rain that moved through Thursday also caused trouble for much of the northeast region. Amtrak trains in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington were delayed due to flooding certain tracks.
UPDATE: Due to ongoing flooding on the tracks, Train 173 is terminated in Baltimore (BAL).
— Amtrak Northeast (@AmtrakNECAlerts) September 11, 2020
Baltimore, however, saw significantly less rain.MORE NEWS: Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Misses First Day Of Ravens Training Camp