Ep. 82 - A look back at the May flooding


In a special episode of the Frederick Uncut podcast, host Colin McGuire and News-Post reporter Allen Etzler discuss the flooding in May, which stranded motorists, train passengers and caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure.

The two are joined by staff reporters Mallory Panuska and Hannah Dellinger, as well as photographer Graham Cullen, as they recount their reporting from during and after the flood.

Hear from county residents Linsey and Louie Ashton, whose Feagaville neighborhood sustained extensive damage from floodwater, which swept away animals, vehicles and brought down a garage.

Listen as downtown business owners Ashley Goldston, owner of Indellibelle, and Bob Berberich, co-owner of Vinyl Acres, speak to Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor as he visits with downtown proprietors affected by the flood.

Stona Cosner, superintendent of Frederick’s Wastewater Treatment Plant also discusses how the facility couldn’t keep up with the amount of water entering the system, which led to wastewater backing up into some basements in the city.

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