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An Areal Flood Warning is normally issued for flooding that develops more gradually, usually from prolonged and persistent moderate to heavy rainfall.  This results in a gradual ponding or buildup of water in low-lying, flood prone areas, as well as small creeks and streams. The flooding normally occurs more than six hours after the rainfall begins, and may cover a large area.  However, even though this type of flooding develops more slowly than flash flooding, it can still be a threat to life and property.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR…

  • SOUTHWESTERN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…
  • NORTHWESTERN ST. MARYS COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND…
  • WEST CENTRAL CALVERT COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND…
  • SOUTHEASTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…
  • NORTHEASTERN CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND…

Until 845 am EDT Tuesday. at 242 am EDT, Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain which will cause flooding. Four to seven inches of rain  Have already fallen. Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible for the next several hours.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…

Waldorf, Clinton, La Plata, Prince Frederick, Hallowing Point, Rosaryville, Friendly, Golden Beach, Dunkirk, Saint Charles, Accokeek, Brandywine, Huntingtown, Hughesville, Baden, Mechanicsville, Charlotte Hall, Aquasco, Bryantown, and Benedict.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...