Floods and Flooding

County to buy flood-prone homes in Overbrook

County to buy flood-prone homes in Overbrook

The Baltimore County Council voted Tuesday to purchase two houses in a flood-prone portion of Towson's Overbrook neighborhood.

The houses, which will cost the county $750,000, are located at 317 Worthington Road and 810 Stevenson Lane, near a tributary to Herring Run.

The stream and issues with culverts in the area are the cause of much of the flooding, which has gone on for decades, Overbrook residents told the Towson Times last July.

During the council meeting July 5, Councilman David Marks, who represents Towson, thanked the county's administration for the agreement between the county and the homeowners.

"I appreciate all the work that's been done,"...