City of Frederick still under State of Emergency following destructive flooding
12:51 PM, May 21, 2018
12:52 PM, May 21, 2018
CITY OF FREDERICK, Md. - The City of Frederick announced on Monday they are still under the State of Emergency after severe weather brought massive flooding to the area.
The State of Emergency will remain in place until Wednesday, and officials are asking the community to continue to follow the water restrictions put in place, including excessive water use.
According to their website, the City's wastewater treatment plant is inundated and at a risk of additional overflow. Officials are asking for people to refrain from non-essential water use like washing clothes, washing dishes, and user water in any capacity that adds to the already overburdened plant.
“I want to thank our residents and businesses for their cooperation as we continue to work through the impacts of the severe weather,” said Mayor Michael O’Connor. “I am grateful to our DPW and Police, who have worked throughout to safeguard the lives, safety, and health of our community.”
Officials say they are beginning to assess the impact the storm brought, but it will take weeks to complete.
If you were affected by last weeks storms, officials are asking you to fill out a survey about your damages. This will allow them to get a better idea of what areas were impacted and seek appropriate state and federal assistance.