Howard County prepping for Isaias to make landfall

Posted at 3:05 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 15:58:24-04

ELLICOTT CITY, Md — Howard County is preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias to make landfall on Tuesday.

A Flash Flood Watch will go into effect for 24 hours, beginning Monday at 11 p.m.

County officials say homeowners, restaurants and other businesses should move and secure all outside property inside before the storm hits.

Trash collection on August 4, has been canceled for safety reasons and to avoid more debris that could result from potential flooding.

The emergency alert siren is operational and will tone if there is imminent flash flooding in the area.

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Parking restrictions on lower Main Street will go into effect on Monday at 11:00 p.m. and last through 11 p.m. Tuesday.
Residents should move their cars out of lots D, E, F and B over to lot G and the County Court House Parking lot
New Cut Road, which has been closed due to construction, will have barricades opened if necessary at College Avenue to MD 103 beginning at 11:00 p.m. Monday to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Vehicles and boats parked next to the stream should be moved to higher ground or parked on the street.

COVID-19 testing sites at the Columbia VEIP and Howard County General Hospital will also be closed through Tuesday.