Trop­i­cal Storm Isa­ias brings heavy rain, flood­ing to Dun­dalk

The Dundalk Eagle - - FRONT PAGE - By MIKE URSERY murs­ery@ches­pub.com

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.

PHO­TOS BY MIKE URSERY

Flooded roads made it dif­fi­cult for ve­hi­cles to travel on Aug. 3 dur­ing Trop­i­cal Storm Isa­ias.

PHOTO BY MIKE URSERY

This photo was taken be­hind Edge­mere Se­nior Cen­ter on Aug. 3.

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