Tropical Storm Isaias dumped heavy rain in parts of Maryland on Tuesday, including in Cecil County.
Crews responded to multiple water rescues in the county. In Elkton, the water was so deep a responding fire truck itself got stuck.
Three firefighters managed to walk out of the vehicle with the appropriate gear onboard. Four others, however, were rescued by the swift water rescue team.
Overall, it took about 15 minutes from the time they were stuck to the time they were rescued.
In North East, Chopper 13 was overhead as rescue teams went door to door to get people inside to safety.
Numerous streets and homes were flooded in the area of Main Street and Cecil Avenue. Vehicles had water up to their tires. Along nearby Race Street and West Cecil Avenue, floodwaters were as deep as four feet, police said.
Even after the storm passed, the North East Creek continued to rage, spilling into back yards and flooding homes.
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Several parts of Delmarva took damage today as a result of Isaias. In Wicomico and Worcester Counties, crews spent most of the day cleaning up. “We went from worst to best all within a 12 hour period,” said Ocean City Fire Department Chief Richard Bowers.
Tuesday afternoon skies were clear. But that wasn’t the case as Isaias ripped through Delmarva in the morning hours. In Ocean City no injuries were reported. But the physical damage to property was clear as crews spent the day clearing debris. Chief Bowers tells 47ABC that one major concern was making sure people avoided any downed power lines. “Any downed wire was a life safety hazard. We wanted to make sure that no one touched it or walked on it. Thankfully we did not have any injuries,” said Chief Bowers.
Chief Bowers says he feels the people of Ocean City were well prepared for the storms effects. He says that’s probably why there weren’t any serious injuries or worse – death.
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