Tropical Storm Isaias brings heavy rain, flooding to Dundalk
Tropical Storm Isaias reached Dundalk Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rain and leaving some areas flooded.
The flooding lasted only a few hours in most places. The areas hardest hit were at Millers Island, along with parts of Edgemere, Fort Howard and places around Dundalk. The rain first started falling during the evening on Aug. 3. The rain continued through the night, and was falling sideways through strong winds by early Tuesday morning.
Residents were on high alert for most of the morning. A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service some time after 9 a.m. The warning was lifted at 10 a.m. Other parts of the state experienced tornadoes and severe flooding.
Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that a tornado touched down in Worcester County, according to WMAR, which also reported that parts of Wicomico County and St. Mary’s County were being assessed for tornado damage.
As of Tuesday afternoon, BGE reported that it had restored power for 19,000 customers. As many as 2,000 workers continued through Tuesday night into Wednesday morning to restore remaining outages.
All lanes on Southbound I-95 were closed for an extended period of time Tuesday after two tractor-trailers jackknifed, blocking traffic from advancing. The Maryland
State Highway Administration reported Tuesday that it had responded to 55 traffic incidents during Tropical Storm Isaias.
At Millers Island, roads were quickly covered by water, almost too deep for cars to pass. Residents who live at Millers Island spent Monday afternoon and evening preparing for the tropical storm, boarding up windows and moving vehicles to high ground, among other things.
The rain stopped some time between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. By 4 p.m. most of the rain left from Tropical Storm Isaias had evaporated. Sporadic flooding still remained in different parts of the area Tuesday evening.
Editor’s note: Due to mandatory deadlines, his newspaper went to press before a full description of damage left by Tropical Storm Isiasis could be reported.
Areas next to water, like on Millers Island as seen in the photo, were flooded shortly after Tropical Storm Isaias’s arrival early on Aug. 3. Tropical Storm Isiasis was responsible for flooding around several parts of the area.
Flooded roads made it difficult for vehicles to travel on Aug. 3 during Tropical Storm Isaias.
This photo was taken behind Edgemere Senior Center on Aug. 3.