Fire Crews Monitoring Millers Island Flooding

Fire officials are reporting as much as six inches of water across some roadways in the peninsula community.

Baltimore County Fire Department units are monitoring the coastal flooding situation in Millers Island, according to department spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

Crews are reporting as much as six inches of water on some roadways, which is  affecting access to about six houses, Armacost said in a statement.

The next high tide is scheduled to occur around 10 p.m. and the flooding could worsen as tonight's high tide approaches.

A coastal flood warning is in effect from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Millers Island resident Georgia Melvin-Poling, who lived in a FEMA trailer for a year after Tropical Storm Isabel hit the area in 2003, wrote on Dundalk Patch's Facebook page that this morning's high tide "never went back out due to southerly winds."

Noting that conditions will probably worsen as the day goes on, she wrote, "Nothing we are not used to down here."

Busia September 18, 2012 at 07:11 PM
yes 9 years to the date .let's hope it is not a complete duplication of Isabel
Al Day September 18, 2012 at 08:26 PM
hope everyone's stuff is above the water. '57 was the worst i've seen down there. went right up to the ceilings in some homes. after that many rebuilt on one story foundations.
Michelle Danna-Christian September 19, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I am originally from Fort Howard, but have lived in Florida for nine years, returned home and now just moved to Millers Island and had to evacuate my home @ 10:30 am! I made it through nine years with minimal problems, even when those five hurricanes came through a few years ago in Florida! Only here on Island for 3 weeks and had to evacuate ON MY OWN! No warning! No emergency vehicles or news alerts!! My neighbors did warn me, and if I hadn't left when I did, my car would have been under water by 11:00am! Literally 30 minutes after I left. Amazing! Couldn't believe how FAST the water came pouring in off the bay! It was ok most of the morning and then all of a sudden, within 30 minutes, we where under water!


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