This month's rainfall is two-hundredths of an inch shy of 10 inches, but it's already enough to break a record dating to Hurricane Agnes in 1972. And heavy rain is forecast this weekend, with a flood watch in effect.
Baltimore County officials are giving Wiltondale residents seven options to combat flooding in the neighborhood, ranging in cost from $764,000 to more than $3 million. Now, residents must decide which option to lobby for, but with no guarantee of when the county would fund their choice, if ever.
With the promise of sweet bay breezes and lazy afternoon boat rides, the lure of owning a piece of Maryland waterfront can be strong. But making waterfront dreams a reality can be a complicated process.
The National Weather Service on Saturday said that localized flooding is possible for the Chesapeake Bay and adjacent counties, as moderate rain could cause small streams, creeks and urban areas to overflow.
As temperatures struggled to rise Monday, a Bel Air private school and a Havre de Grace Church hall were among the Harford County buildings that experienced flooding from bursting pipes in the unusually frigid weather.
Developer David Tufaro, of Roland Park, is redeveloping an old mill on the Jones Falls in Hampden as a multi-use housing, retail and office center, a Belvedere Square-style market, and a 150-seat restaurant in the old boiler room.
Annapolis has already reached a "tipping point" with more than 30 nuisance flooding events per year, and Baltimore is expected to surpass that total by 2020, according to a NOAA study published Thursday.
With minor flooding forecast Wednesday morning for Baltimore and elsewhere along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, there's a new warning that rising seas are likely to encroach more often and reach farther inland in coming decades.
Some areas in the Baltimore region flooded overnight after a rainstorm, with tides expected to remain two and a half feet above normal throughout Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Baltimore and Annapolis are likely to suffer serious coastal flooding again by the end of the century, but people and property in Ocean City and on the lower Eastern Shore could be especially at risk as climate change accelerates sea level rise along Maryland's extensive shoreline, warns a new report.
Jerry N. Johnson, WSSC's general manager/CEO, writes that when Laurel experienced flooding last April during an intense rainstorm, WSSC was compelled to release water from the Duckett Dam. Although this decision has generated criticism and controversy, Johnson writes, WSSC believed then and believes now that this decision was absolutely correct.
By By Jerry N. Johnson and WSSC General manager/CEO
Across Maryland and much of the northeast on Wednesday, homeowners dialed their insurers about flooded basements, while vehicle owners rung their insurers and their mechanics about water finding its way into engines and interiors.