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Baltimore prepares for Isaias

Posted at 8:34 PM, Aug 03, 2020

BALTIMORE — Eric Foxworth knows what happens when it rains at his house so he’s playing defense ahead of the arrival of Isaias.

“Every now and than my basement takes on some water,” Foxworth said. “I said I’d rather be prepared this time than to be down there with my wet vacuuming water out all night long.”

He’s one of the many people who came to the Stillmeadow Community Fellowship Church for up to ten free sand bags from the city.

“Just to protect my home and also my neighbor. I have an elderly neighbor who lives next door to me so I thought about her as well,” Silvia Mosby said. “Get her two bags and me two bags to put at our back door just to be on the safe side.”

Over in Fells Point DOT loaded-up people for the storm.

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That area and the sand giveaway spot in West Baltimore often flood, when significant rain hits the city hard and fast.

“That’s a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Normally the city runoff system can keep up with that,” Foxworth said. “The water gotta go somewhere and it sometimes ends up in your basement.”

DOT is telling people if you park on the street in low lying areas, move your car onto high ground or one of the free parking lots they’ve opened up.

And just a reminder , the city will not pick up trash tomorrow, because of the storm.