One rescued from car after two feet of water deluge Reisterstown Road

One person was rescued by the Baltimore County fire department after swift water overtook a road in Reisterstown on Monday afternoon.

About two feet of water flooded an area around Reisterstown and Cherry Valley roads around 3:30 p.m., EMS Lieutenant Tim Rostkowski said. Two cars were stranded.

The occupant of one of the cars was able to escape. But one person inside the other car was trapped and had to be rescued by the Carroll County dive team around 4:20 p.m.

No one was injured. The fire department did not respond to any other water rescues on Monday but Rostkowski said there were downed trees in the area after a storm passed through.

Up to three inches of rain had already fallen in Reisterstown by 4:15 p.m., the National Weather Service said, with a total 4.7 inches for the whole storm. A trace fell at BWI, the point of record for the Baltimore area.

An earlier version misstated the number of people rescued. The Sun regrets the error.

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