WEATHER UPDATE: Bethesda Flood Warning

This was just sent to me: Captain David Falcinelli

Safety during heavy rains and flooding

It is anticipated that the 2nd District will receive a significant amount of rain this afternoon. Beach Drive already flooded for a period this morning, and a tree fell across Old Georgetown Rd. at Battery Lane.

Some areas to avoid during heavy rains are: Beach Drive, 8100 Block of Bradley Blvd., Goldsboro Rd. near Mass. Ave., 9300 block of Kendale Rd., and Mass. Ave at Little Falls Pkwy. These roads tend to flood first.

Please avoid taking unnecessary trips during the height of the storm, but if you find yourself on the road, remember to reduce your speed to avoid hydroplaning and allow for greater reaction time due to poor visibility and roadway hazards such as flooding, fallen trees, disabled cars, etc.. If lights are out at an intersection, MD law requires that you treat it as a 4 way stop sign.

NEVER EVER DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY. IT DOES NOT TAKE MUCH FOR THE WATER TO FLOAT YOUR CAR AND SEND YOU DOWNSTREAM, PUTTING YOU AND EMERGENCY RESPONDERS IN EXTREME DANGER.

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