Flood Warning issued September 18 at 12:34AM EDT expiring September 18 at 6:30AM EDT by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood warning for Howard, MD; Baltimore City, MD; Anne Arundel, MD; Baltimore, MD starting on 9/17/2018 9:34:00 PM. NWS estimates this event is ‘likely’ to happen and the event is categorized as ‘severe.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to avoid the area. Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Map showing affected area for flood warning
Map showing affected area for flood warning

Here is the full alert from NWS

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

  • Flood Warning for:
    Baltimore City in northern Maryland
    Northern Anne Arundel County in central Maryland
    Eastern Howard County in central Maryland
    Southern Baltimore County in northern Maryland
  • Until 630 AM EDT.
  • At 1233 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
    heavy rain which will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has
    already fallen. An additional 1 to 2 inches is expected.
  • Some locations that may experience flooding include:
    Baltimore, Columbia, Severn, Pikesville, Crofton, Middle River,
    Elkridge, Riviera Beach, Gibson Island, Sillery Bay, Millers
    Island, North Point State Park, Sparrows Point, Pinehurst, Bodkin
    Point, Back River, and Glen Burnie.