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Storm Roundup Includes Vehicles Swept Into River Near Gorman

July 30th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Friday night, there was a concern that the George's Creek area would see enough rain to cause a 100 year flood. That part of the storm was close, but that area dodged a direct hit. Some parts of Garrett County received over 6 inches of rainfall with the system into Saturday afternoon, causing problems with high water on and around roads.

Potomac Edison crews were kepts busy in Allegany County with power outages reported Friday night into Saturday. Little Orleans, Green Ridge State Forest, and Martin's Mountain were hit first, but Saturday afternoon saw several hundred people without power in Cumberland and Frostburg and other pockets of the county due to the weather.

Several inches of rain fell in Garrett County Friday night into Saturday, and once the ground was saturated, runoff overwhelmed streams, creeks and culverts. In addition to high water, the speed of the current was notable and there are reports that one property owner near Gorman saw three vehicles washed downstream as the river exceeded its banks.

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