Emergency Crews Preparing for Flooding

photo courtesy of Baltimore County Fire Department-

Baltimore County Emergency Management officials are coordinating a multi-agency response to today’s coastal flooding event.

The Emergency Operations Center will fully activate at 7 p.m. The EOC activates when weather and other emergencies require a multi-agency response.

Follow @BaltCoEmergency, #BCoCoastFlood, on Twitter for official information about this storm event.

Emergency Management officials are most concerned about the effects of heavy rain and wind on the low-lying coastal areas of eastern Baltimore County. Tides are two to three feet higher than normal.

Last night, some roads in the Bowleys Quarters, Millers Island and Wilson Point communities experienced up to a foot of flooding.

Per the National Weather Service, the most serious impacts could occur between 2 and 3 a.m. Saturday.

Teams of career and volunteer fire personnel will be sent to affected communities to monitor storm impacts. Emergency Management will coordinate the necessary response.

Most flooding-related injuries and fatalities involve vehicles. Do not attempt to drive through standing water; turn around, don’t drown.

Please secure outdoor furniture and other objects that can become airborne during high winds.

Call 911 for all emergencies.