City Activates Call Center Due to Heavy Rains, Flooding
Officials notify residents about flooding, urge residents to notify them about anyone who may need assistance.
Due to heavy rain and flooding, the city of Annapolis has activated its Emergency Operations Center. Anyone with non-emergency calls related to the flooding can call 410-260-2211.
According to a city press release, Dock Street is flooded but the brick walk is above water. There is also flooding at the intersection of Compromise and Newman streets.
High tide occurred in Annapolis at 4 a.m., peaking between 3 and 3.1 feet, city officials said.
The city also reported flooding at the Annapolis Dam at Waterworks Park on Defense Highway. At around 3 a.m., the water elevation at the dam rose to 26.5 feet, causing it to overflow, according to a city press release. The level dropped to 24.9 feet at 5 a.m., which is below the overflow line. According to the release, the top of the dam is 25.3 feet and officials continue to monitor it closely.
Defense Highway has been closed as a result between Housley and Crownsville/South Haven roads.
The city is also warning residents of the dangers of standing water in basements. Residents who have lost power and have a flooded basement are encouraged to notify the fire department at 410-260-2211. The city is also reminding residents in this case to have all electrical equipment checked by an electrician before restarting.
In addition, power outages should be reported to Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) at 800-685-0123.