Severe weather hit Montgomery County, Maryland, on July 10, 2023, unleashing heavy rain that led to flash flooding. The flooding submerged cars and caught motorists off guard, resulting in road closures and dozens of people being rescued from floodwaters.
The flash floods caused major issues during morning rush hour, with three roads in Montgomery County being closed due to the flooding. The closures included Missouri Route 161 between Buell and V. Motorists were caught off guard by the sudden flooding, with some needing to be rescued from their cars by emergency responders.
Response and Cleanup
Emergency responders were quickly on the scene to assist those affected by the flooding. The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, along with other local agencies, responded to the scene to provide assistance and rescue those in need.
The flooding caused significant damage to roads and homes in the affected areas. The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) reported that several roads in Montgomery County would likely remain closed overnight due to the flooding.
Cleanup efforts are underway in the affected areas, with crews working to clear debris and assess the damage. The community is coming together to support those affected by the flooding, with local organizations and individuals offering assistance and resources.
This incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of severe weather and the importance of being prepared for emergencies. It is crucial to stay informed about weather conditions and to follow safety protocols to protect yourself and others. Our thoughts are with those affected by the flooding, and we hope for a speedy recovery for those impacted by this event.