Ida’s remnants wreak havoc
HURLEY, Va. – The remnants of Hurricane Ida blew into New England on Wednesday, dumping rain and causing floods that prompted hundreds of people to flee or be rescued from damaged homes in Maryland and Virginia.
The National Weather Service tentatively confirmed touchdown of a tornado in Maryland's Anne Arundel County. In Pennsylvania, emergency officials rushed to evacuate about 3,000 people downstream from the Wilmore dam near Johnstown.
Flash flooding knocked about 20 homes off their foundations and washed several trailers away in Virginia's mountainous western corner. News outlets reported that one person was still unaccounted for in the small mountain community of Hurley.
In Rockville, Maryland, a 19-yearold was found dead, another person was missing, and about 200 people from 60 apartments near Rock Creek were displaced, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said Wednesday.
The remnants of Hurricane Ida, which became a post-tropical storm Wednesday, were forecast to dump rain from the central Appalachians into New England on Wednesday.
In other developments, Tropical Storm Larry was strengthening and moving quickly westward after forming off the coast of Africa earlier Wednesday. Kate remained a tropical depression and was expected to weaken without threatening land.