Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A list of roads prone to flooding, provided by Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services
According to Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, the following roads in the downcounty area are subject to periodic flooding: Columbia Pike (MD 29) North of White Oak, at Paint Branch Connecticut Avenue (MD 185) South of Kensington, at Rock Creek River Road (MD 190) Potomac, at Cabin John Creek University Boulevard (MD 193) Wheaton, at Sligo Creek Veirs Mill Road (MD 586) South of Twinbrook Parkway, at Rock Creek Beach Drive Kensington-Chevy Chase, in Rock Creek Park Sligo Creek Parkway Silver Spring and Takoma Park
Monday, October 29, 2012
National Weather Service: Hurricane Sandy likely will cause 'extensive flooding' in local creeks and streams.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Monday for Rock Creek in Washington, DC, and predicted that the Potomac River will be in flood stage Wednesday through Friday. A flood warning means flooding is imminent or has already been reported. As of 12:23 p.m. Monday, Rock Creek was "approaching the action stage of six feet. It is likely that the creek will exceed flood stage ... and major flooding is possible along Rock Creek later today and tonight," according to the National Weather Service. Flood gates are in place at the Washington Harbour complex. The runoff from the rain also will cause flooding on highways and in underpasses, the National Weather Service reported.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, showers and flooding are all in the mix of Tuesday's forecast and possibilities for Montgomery County.
Update: 11:57 a.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Montgomery County and much of the area until 7 p.m. Showers and thunderstorms are expected in Montgomery County Tuesday along and ahead of a cold front. Some of the thunderstorms may become severe and produce damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Periods of heavy downpours are also expected, which could lead to localized flash flooding. The severe weather is likely to run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., NWS says. Tuesday evening, patchy fog is expected along with showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs are expected to be in the mid 70s during the day with the chance of rain near 100 percent and lows in the mid…
Monday, March 12, 2012
If a fierce storm comes through this year, will you be ready?
With Rock Creek nearby, local residents are always on the lookout for potential flooding conditions. While another Hurricane Irene isn't expected anytime soon, Monday marks the beginning of National Flood Safety Awareness Week, the perfect time to make sure you are prepared for the next big storm. The National Weather Service offers flood preparedness tips and videos. Here is some additional advice from Generac:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
"Please don't touch the sump pump" doesn't have quite the same breezy ring to it as "please don't eat the daisies," but nonetheless, it was one of the lessons we learned this week.
One of my daughter’s teachers looked at the parents sitting in front of him at B-CC’s Back-to-School Night last week, smiled, and said, “I moved here from Texas about three weeks ago. So far I’ve experienced 1.) an earthquake, 2). a hurricane and 3). whatever this is,” and he jerked his thumb toward the windows that were being pelted with rain. We all laughed, looked out at the dark and stormy night and got momentarily distracted watching a cruise ship sail down East-West Highway. At least, it looked like a cruise ship. I suppose it might have been a hydroplaning Suburban. The last few weeks have brought some, ahem, unusual natural “events” to the area, that’s for sure. As a result, we’ve all learned a thing or two about ourselves, and …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The National Weather Service has extended the flash flood warning into Friday evening.
Update, 5:45 p.m.: The following roads are closed due to high water and other issues, according to the Department of Transportation: Update, 3:30 p.m.: A Flash flood watch is in effect for the Montgomery County area through 8 p.m. today. Due to high water and other problems caused by Thursday and Friday's heavy rains, the Department of Transportation has closed the following roads: Original story: A flash flood watch is in effect for Montgomery County through an unspecified time this evening, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service warns that due to the saturated state of the ground, it will not take much rainfall to cause flooding. Another inch of rain is expected, though amounts could increase during …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
High waters have shut down the road between East-West Highway and Porter Street in Chevy Chase.
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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Flooding on Beach Drive has made it unsafe for drivers, and the county has closed the road between East-West Highway and Porter Street in Chevy Chase, as well as between Knowles Avenue and Stoneybrook Drive in Kensington. The county is advising drivers to steer clear of flooded streets, as just 6 inches of water is enough to make steering impossible and lead to danger, according to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. The National Weather Service has issued another flash flood warning for Montgomery County this morning, in effect until 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Potomac River Flood Watch has been revised with a peak at 10.2 feet expected Friday.
Update, 11 a.m.: The National Park Service has revised it's closings for the C&O Canal National Historical Park due to a new river forecast. Visitor centers are open, but campgrounds and Olmsted Island in Great Falls remain closed. The towpath is also open, but visitors will not be able to access the river, according to National Park Service Ranger Kelly Fox. The revised forecast predicts a water stage crest of 10.2 feet on Friday morning. Update, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m.: The C&O Canal National Historical Park has closed the towpath, visitor centers and all lockhouses, in preparation of major flooding, effective immediately. The C&O Canal Trust has also postponed Saturday's public preview of Lockhouse 10, to be rescheduled after river waters …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The impervious cityscape washes flood-inducing levels of water into Rock Creek, but experts say residents can change that.
Navigating the roads that hurtle down Rock Creek Park towards downtown Washington, D.C. can prove hazardous enough to some motorists. But, as all experienced commuters who use this route are well aware, there is another element to the winding thoroughfare that can compound difficulties: the gushing, road-side tributary which funnels into the Chesapeake and the park's namesake itself, Rock Creek. The curb-creeping danger of Rock Creek flooding is common knowledge among Chevy Chase residents. But there's also something about the season-dictated danger that many of them don't know, says river expert Beth Mullin: they have they power to stop it. Mullin is the Executive Director of Friends of Rock Creek's Environment, a non-profit whose …