9:30 p.m. St. Mary's County: The Flash Flood Warning has been extended for St. Mary’s County until 12:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for St. Mary’s County until 6 a.m.
A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect until 5 a.m. The National Weather Service is expecting that St. Mary’s County will continue to have heavy rainfall through the night. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches can be expected for St. Mary's County overnight. Tonight’s High Tide at Piney Point was at 7:27 pm. Expect 2-3 feet above normal high tides.
St. Mary's County: FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10:30 PM
TORNADO WATCH 689 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7:00 PM
COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT
FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
Rt. 5 and Villa Rd. in Ridge
Rt. 5 from Great Mills Rd. North to Little Flower School
Indian Bridge Rd. and Rt. 5 to Cecils Mill
Calvert County: All Parks and Recreation programs held in public school facilities are cancelled for this evening, Thursday, September 30, and all county parks are closed. The North Beach Community Center is also closed due to flooded roadways. County community centers remain open with programs running as normal.
The Calvert High vs. Huntingtown Varsity Football game has been rescheduled to Friday, Oct. 1.
1:30 p.m. UPDATE: Calvert County: Area Roads Closed Due to Flooding and Storm Effects
For your information, this is a list of road closures in Calvert County that we received from the Calvert County Control Center.
Gunsmoke Trail from Rawhide to Tomahawk
Tomahawk Trail from Gunsmoke to Sidewinder
Mill Bridge Rd at the bottom.
Thunderbird Dr from Chisholm to Catalina
Little Cove Pt Rd from Brians Way to End
Chesapeake Ave from 3rd to 5th St
Bay Ave from 3rd to 7th
Beach Dr in Neeld Estates
Big Sandy Run at Rattle Snake
Dalrymple Road near Christiana Parran Road, Chesapeake Beach
The following roads are reduced to one lane: Little Cove Point Road, one quarter mile past the Company 3 volunteer fire department substation, Lusby and Patuxent Avenue on Solomons Island.
1:17 p.m. UPDATE: Some Roads Reopen
Rt 244 in Leonardtown has reopened to local traffic.
12:15 p.m. UPDATE: Several roadways in St. Mary's County are flooded
Rt. 5 and Flat Iron Rd. is CLOSED due to flooding.
Intersection of Route 5 and Willows Road CLOSED.
Route 5 and Villa Road in Ridge CLOSED.
Route 244 in the area of Our Lady''s Church is CLOSED.
Roads with reports of high water...still passable but use extreme caution:
Flat Iron Road..several locations
St. John''s Road
Old St. Andrews Road
11:45 a.m. UPDATE: – Due to inclement weather conditions, all St. Mary’s County Public Schools will dismiss two hours early today, Thursday, September 30, 2010. All afternoon and evening activities have been cancelled. If no additional announcements are made, schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow.
Charles County: Due to inclement weather conditions, all afternoon and evening activities scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, for Charles County Public Schools have been canceled.
Calvert County: Due to inclement weather, after-school activities scheduled for today Sept. 30, are cancelled. Schools will dismiss at their normal times. Calvert County Public Schools after-school childcare will maintain their normal schedule.
Calvert County: Morning prekindergarten students will be transported home at their regular dismissal time. There will be no afternoon prekindergarten today - September 30, 2010.
St. Mary's County: Due to inclement weather conditions, A.M. prekindergarten students will be held at their schools to be released at dismissal with all other students. P.M. prekindergarten students will not attend school today. If you have additional questions, please contact your child’s school.
The National Weather Service has just issued a Tornado Warning for St. Mary's and Calvert Counties until 9:45 a.m.
The take cover warning has been sounded for St. George's Island, Valley Lee, Great Mills and California areas. The storm is travelling towards Calvert County at 50 mph.
Road Closures, Flood Reports, Storm and Traffic Updates
- Rt. 5 and Villa Road Closed- due to flooding, Rt. 5 impassible south of St. Mary's City
- Rte. 244 Closed in Area of Our Lady’s Church and Rte. 5 Closed at Willows Road Intersection
Be Aware and Be Prepared that a Flash Flood Warning has been issued for St. Mary’s County and will remain in effect until 10:45 am.
A Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect through this evening. St. Mary’s County residents should be alert that there is the potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Approximately 4 to 8 inches of rain total can be expected, with heaviest periods of rainfall through early afternoon. There is also the potential for minor coastal flooding for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Potomac River and a Coastal Flood Warning is in effect until midnight tonight. At this time, St. Mary’s County is already experiencing an increase in normal tides and this will continue through tonight’s high-tide. In addition, a Tornado Watch will remain in effect until 1:00 pm this afternoon.
No hot meals as part of Meals on Wheels for Seniors will be delivered today. Participants should use their prepackaged emergency meals.
Citizens are encouraged to monitor weather conditions by watching the Weather Channel, by visiting the National Weather Service web-site at http://www.nws.noaa.gov or listen to your local radio stations which report current weather conditions. Citizens can also see Emergency Advisories on the county government website at http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/emergency/.
Please be aware of the following flood safety tips for driving:
• Do not drive unless necessary.
• Do not drive through flooded areas. If you see a flooded-out roadway ahead, turn around and find another route to get to your destination.
• If there is no other route, proceed to higher ground and wait for the waters to subside.
• Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, do not attempt to cross a flooded road. Water can conceal dips, or worse, floodwaters can damage roadways, washing away the entire road surface and a significant amount of ground.
• If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.
• Remember, 6 inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control or possible stalling.
• One foot of water will float many vehicles.
• Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including SUV's and pick-ups.
TBN is receiving reports of high standing water and flooding along Flat Iron Road. Use caution in the area.