Water rescues and sewage in the streams: Region sees more downpours

About 3.15 inches of rain fell at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport over the weekend, and many areas across the region recorded more than three inches, said Kyle Pallozzi, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

Anne Arundel County fire officials rescued a person and two dogs trapped in high water Sunday night.The call came out for the 900 block of Patuxent Road near the Patuxent Research Refuge for a vehicle stuck in high water, according to a spokesman for the Fire Department. No injuries were reported.

The Little Patuxent River flooded over the weekend — and the Howard County Department of Fire and Emergency Rescue Services saved a llama that had been trapped in the floodwaters Sunday morning.

The Baltimore Department of Public Works warned the public to avoid urban streams in the city because rainwater had overwhelmed the sewer system, causing it to pour wastewater into the Jones Falls on Sunday.

The National Weather Service urged residents to be safe.

“Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads,” the NWS stated on its website, and tweeted on its DC/Baltimore account that drivers should be on alert for standing water and heed all road closures.

A flood warning is in effect for east-central Prince George’s County until 6:30 a.m. Monday, following the weekend rain, according to the National Weather Service.



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