Marked by high water: Frederick looks back a year after devastating flood


A downpour in mid-May 2018 left stormwater drains overflowing, cars submerged and millions of dollars in damage to local infrastructure. Frederick County experienced a half-foot of rain during the storms.

On the first day of rain, May 15, 911 received more than 300 calls and local fire and rescue services performed more than 60 rescues. Riders of the MARC train heading for Brunswick were stalled on the tracks for hours. The damage to the infrastructure was about $6 million, with an additional $16 million of damage to businesses and residents.

As Wednesday marks the first anniversary of the flooding, Frederick Uncut producers Heather Mongilio and Wyatt Massey review what happened in May 2018 and how the rising waters affected the community.

Later in the episode, environmental, agriculture and statehouse reporter Samantha Hogan joins to talk about the anniversary story she worked on with city reporter Jeremy Arias.

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