Preparing residents for the storm, Howard County officials have released a list of roads and intersections that have a history of flooding, because they are near a river or are low-lying.
Officials recommended using alternative routes, predicting yesterday 4 to 5 inches of rain and heavy winds between tonight and tomorrow morning.
Residents were urged to monitor news broadcasts for changes and closings, securing loose items outside homes and businesses in case of strong winds, and preparing a home emergency kit. The kit should consist of 3 gallons of water per person, a battery-operated radio, extra batteries, flashlights, protective clothing, a first-aid kit, blankets and nonperishable food.
Officials recommend avoiding:
Bethany Lane at the bridge near U.S. 40.
Burnt Woods Road at Sharp Street.
Bushy Park Road near Carrs Mills Road.
Carrs Mill Road near Route 144.
Chatham Road near Frederick Road.
Dorsey Run Road near Dorsey Run.
Florence Road at Shaffers Mill Road.
Folly Quarter Road at Homewood Road.
Furnace Avenue at Anne Arundel County line.
Gaither Road at Carroll County line.
Haviland Mill Road at Montgomery County line.
Hipsley Mill Road at Annapolis Rock Road.
Hipsley Mill Road at Montgomery line.
Howard Chapel Road at Montgomery line.
Levering Avenue at viaduct.
Marriottsville Road at Carroll line.
McKendree Road at Rover Mill Road.
Mink Hollow Road at the Montgomery line.
Montgomery Road at Avoca Avenue.
Meadowridge Road at Roosevelt Boulevard.
Newport Road near Woodbine Road.
Old Columbia Road at U.S. 29.
Old Route 32 at Carroll line.
Owen Brown Road from Cardinal Lane to Audubon Drive.
Park Drive near Church Road.
Route 94 at Montgomery line.
U.S. 1 at Route 477.
Route 97 at Montgomery line.
Race Road near Mayer Bros.
River Road near Old Route 32.
Rover Mill Road east of McKendree Road.
Roxbury Road at Dorsey Mill Road.
Sheppard Lane at Clyde's Branch.
Sheppard Lane at tributaries of the Middle Patuxent River.
South Entrance Road near U.S. 29.
Stephens Road in Hammonds Promise.
Triadelphia Road at Carroll Mill Road.
Trotter Road near Route 108.
Morgan Woodbine Road.
Woodland Road off Route 108.
Pub Date: 9/16/99