Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Flood immerses roads, cars as heavy rains soak Frederick Co

Flood immerses roads, cars as heavy rains soak Frederick Co

The river reached 15.9 feet Monday morning.

At 9:28 a.m., Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain continuing to fall over the warned area.

Much like every day this week, rain is in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service office in Melbourne. There is potential for levels near or above flood stage for several days. Flood stage for that area is 16 feet. The weather service warned the storms could also bring strong winds and large hail, and will put out more information later on whether the "watch" gets upgraded to a warning.

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Flood warnings mostly focused in western Loudoun and Frederick counties, where numerous streams have overflowed, resulting in some road closures.

The crest compares to a crest of 14.4 feet in February 2008. Many of our local waterways and creeks will likely experience some flooding, so keep kids away. Flash flooding can impact parts of the island that don't typically experience tidal flooding.

There's a front stalled over the DC area and it's pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

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For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.

12 inches of water can float a small auto.

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