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Heavy rainfall causes flooding; flood warning issued

FPS staff report

Flooding from spring rains

A good samaritan removing a plastic chair from flood water on Chapel Rd. early this morning.

The first heavy rainfall of the spring season brought with it greener grass, blooming flowers and…floodwater.

Carroll County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tom Cottis said Carroll County received between 1.1 and 1.3 inches of rain Wednesday during the day and overnight.

“There was one period of time when the county received close to an inch of rainfall in a 20-minute span,” Cottis said. Hail was reported in some areas of the county.

The rain caused high water in some areas and spanned some roadways, but none were officially closed, he said.

The county is expected to get additional rainfall today into the overnight hours, which Cottis said could cause flooding. He urged motorists to be cautious when driving in areas prone to flooding.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the county until 11:15 a.m. Friday. Local heavy rains will be moving into the county and are expected to continue though the overnight hours.

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