Storm brings flooding, damage to Baltimore County

Posted at 11:12 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 23:26:46-04

Monday's storms caused flash flooding, accidents, a water rescue and left damage to several businesses in its wake.

High water and flash flooding along Reisterstown Road in front of Cherryvale Plaza caused major issues. Two people had to be rescued around 4 p.m. 

J.C. Davis saw it unfold. "It was probably one of the most dangerous things I've seen," he said. "There were cars trying to pass by when it was completely flooded, two people got stuck."

"I've seen it before but never this bad.  It completely flooded the water drains, the spouts were coming up," another witness, Carey Davis, said.

Forcing police and other crews to step in to make the area passable again after the creek rose, flooded several sections of Reisterstown Road and forced the rescue.

"There was a report of two vehicles in water, approximately about a foot deep," Lt. Tim Rostkowski with the Baltimore County Fire Department said Monday. 

No one was hurt, but damage was extensive for several businesses in a nearby auto repair park not too far away.

"Every year we can look forward to this it's a flood that keeps occurring," said Pacific Auto Services employee, Basil Morgan.

Because the shops are so close to water, it make them susceptible to flooding and also makes them susceptible of the loss of business that comes with this kind of storm damage.

"We end up losing sometimes like 25 cars almost every time. One time it happened we probably lost about 40 cars," Morgan said.

It's too early to tell what kind of damage the shop faces but the clean up will take days.

Right now the concern is making sure there is no chemical runoff into the streams in both Reisterstown and Owings Mills.

If you see any downed trees, wires or standing water, keep your distance and call 911.