BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Water gushed into the streets Friday afternoon after a 20-inch water main break flooded parts of West Baltimore.
“Water was just everywhere,” said neighbor Lanthia Darden.READ MORE: Harford County Council Is Asking University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake To Reconsider Its Vaccine Mandate
It was one of two that rocked the neighborhood
“While on-site, another 10-inch water main break occurred.. which it (was) immediately around the corner (from)” said Mayor Brandon Scott.
Police shut down West Lafayette Avenue as crews scrambled to stop the water. Water and electricity were quickly shut off and more than a dozen families were out of their homes Friday night.
Resident Angela Scudivant said the water was up to her ceiling.
“I didn’t realize it was as bad as it was until it was actually coming into the home,” Scudivant said. “My whole house is gone… no more, no more. I just have to find somewhere to go from here.”
The American Red Cross made sure families had necessities and safety supplies. After about four hours, crews got control of the flooding.READ MORE: Maryland State Police To Assist U.S. Capitol Police With Security Ahead of Justice For J6 Protest
Workers are trying to restore power and water to the affected homes. In the meantime, many affected families are staying in hotels.
Local fire dept is without water but they say not to worry, water bottles were brought in for firefighters. One neighbor says water is up to the ceiling of her home. She is 9 months pregnant. Officials say she will be staying in a hotel tonight @wjz
— Kelsey Kushner (@KelseyKushnerTV) July 30, 2021
DPW’s Community Engagement team is going door to door to check on residents and handing out water bottles. The Red Cross is on the scene providing food to those in need.
The area is closed to traffic.
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