Severe weather: Torrential rain closes roads, kills two
Updated: September 9, 2011 - 10:01 am
5:40 PM More flood warnings in the metro area until 9:30 and risk of some small spin down whirls the reason there also may be tornado warnings again this evening. - Bob Ryan
5:03pm: Just heard that Charles County Public Schools are closed tomorrow.
4:50PM New Flash Flood Warning for Southern Prince Georges, Charles and NW St. Marys County until 8:45 PM Could be still another 2-4" in spots many water rescues today and this evening. Worst area flooding since Agnes
4:38pm: I have been seeing the massive flooding on Twitter and hearing about the numerous water rescues going on in Fairfax on WTOP. Please do not go out in this if you don't have to. If you come to a place with high water, turn around and find another route. Here are some of the latest local storm reports.
4:33pm: Please do not act like the guy in this video. I'm only posting it because I'm from Fairfax and have never seen anything like it before...
- Flooding on Rt. 50 in Fairfax
4:05pm: Latest Tweet from @bethb324 in Fairfax County at Pickett Rd. and Old Lee Highway. Please tweet pictures to @alexliggitt.
- Flooding in Fairfax
3:51pm: The heaviest rainfall is currently over western Fairfax County along the Fairfax County Parkway from Fairfax Corner through Oakton and Reston and extends north into southwestern Montgomery County around Poolesville. More heavy rain is located in Prince William County through Manassas and Haymarket.
This band of rain is moving north-northwest extremely slowly and will drop another couple of inches of rain.
3:43pm: New Rainfall Totals from TODAY:
Fairfax City: 3.70"
2:50 pm New flash flood warnings for Loudoun and Prince William in addition to western Fairfax and Montgomery the line of intense rains continues to slide west toward areas that have already had 2-4" of rain so a significant danger of more flash flooding. Streams/creeks like Goose Creek that do flood very dangerous. Don't take any chances crossing flooded roads. - Bob Ryan
1:55 pm Training rains continue north to south from Stafford to Frederick, MD Rainfall rates are 1-2" per hour and Flash Flood Warnings continue for western and northwestern suburbs until 3-4PM north to south
1:13pm: A Flash Flood Warning has been extended north into Montgomery County until 4pm as this heavy rain band will continue to affect the same areas over the next couple of hours. This may bring an additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall over areas that have already seen heavy rain, leading to flash flooding.
12:29pm: A Flash Flood Warning has now developed in those areas I talked about 40 minutes ago. Rainfall rates of an inch per hour will be possible.
11:51am: Another heavy rain band is setting up along I-95 in Fairfax County and will move north along the western portion of 495 and 66 over the next hour or two. Very heavy rainfall could make for some standing water and possibly even flooding conditions. If this band holds together it will eventually move through Montgomery county and eastern Frederick County in Maryland. See Doppler for more.
10:51am: A Flash Flood Warning has been posted for Western Montgomery and Eastern Frederick Counties in MD until 1:30pm as a heavy band of rain has set up in a training pattern over those areas.
10:04 a.m.: Prince George's County has activated its Emergency Operations Center. Meanwhile, in Montgomery County, Fire and Rescue Services is transferring rescue boats into the Marlboro area while homes are evacuated.
9:40 a.m.: All Charles County parks will be closed today, and Gilbert Run Park will remain closed until Monday, September 12.
9:29 a.m.: Brown Station Road is being shutdown in Upper Marlboro, according to Cpl. Baxter with Prince George's Police.
North and southbound Route 202 at White House Road is also closed.
9:20 a.m.: D.C. residents with a valid ID can pick up sandbags today at RFK Stadium, Lot 7, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There is a five sandbag limit per household.
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