Lots of rain in the forecast today and the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch between 3 PM and mid-night tonight! Rain total of anywhere between 1 - 2 inches is expected.
If you must be out on the roads later today and tonight PLEASE remember to Turn Around and Do Not Drown if you come upon a flooded roadway!
If you will be out and about during this time, please take a moment to review the below safety tips and list of roads that do tend to flood (so you can pick another route of travel).
Many Roads in Montgomery County Are Susceptible to Flooding so Consider Alternate Routes Beforehand!
Flash floods more often occur in mountain streams, hilly areas or low-lying areas. But they do happen in urban and suburban areas like Montgomery County, as well. Flash floods can occur even though it's not raining where you are. It may be raining hard farther upstream and raining so hard that the water can not be absorbed into the ground.
- Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
- A foot of water will float many vehicles.
- Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV's) and pick-ups
ROADS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY SUBJECT TO PERIODIC FLOODING:
MD 185 (Conn. Ave) at Rock Creek - S. of Kensington