Cecil County Flooding Leads To Water Rescues, Including 4 Firefighters Stranded Responding To Call

  • Source: WJZ-TV CBS 13 Baltimore
  • Published: 08/05/2020 12:00 AM

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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