The American Red Cross has opened a shelter in its Northwest Baltimore offices to accommodate residents affected by recent flooding.
“We’ve had several days of heavy rains,” spokesman Richard McIntire said. The entire region is under a flash flood watch through Wednesday afternoon. “This is a just-in-case scenario,” he said.
The facility can hold around 100 people, McIntire said. Volunteers said no one had yet arrived to stay by Tuesday night, but green army-style cots were set up with blankets in the building’s dormitories. There are bags of snacks and toiletries available.
Relief from one of the Baltimore region’s wettest stretches on record arrived Thursday, but flood warnings nonetheless remained in effect through 1 p.m. after another round of soaking rain fell Wednesday night.