Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Rain is expected to roll in around midday and continue overnight.
Greenbelt and much of the region will be under a flood watch Tuesday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service reports. Rain is forecast to begin around noon and continue overnight. Between one and two inches of rainfall are expected by day's end, with temperatures ranging from the low- to mid-40s. Winds may pick up too, with possible gusts in the low 20 mph range. More rain is forecast for Wednesday, mostly before 1 p.m. Expect cloudy skies with temperatures in the mid-50s during the day. There’s yet another chance of showers on Thursday, with temperatures in the mid-40s.
Friday, February 1, 2013
"Things went pretty smoothly" as the City of Laurel responded to Thursday's flooding, a spokesman said.
Update, Feb. 1: City of Laurel spokesman Pete Piringer said "things went pretty smoothly" Thursday as police, public works crews, and other emergency responders worked to limit the risk posed by flooding on the Patuxent River. Despite some leftover mud and debris, the MARC commuter lot at the Laurel train station reopened Friday morning after having been closed Thursday. Riverfront Park was set to reopen Friday morning as well. Update, 7:22 p.m.: City of Laurel officials say the Patuxent River is starting to recede in the area after surging significantly on Thursday. The rise in the river's level was caused by the release of water from the T. Howard Duckett Dam made necessary by last night's heavy rains. According to a statement from Mayor…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Despite the optimism, torrential downpours and massive flooding have canceled tonight's County Fair activities
Update, Sept. 8, 12:15 p.m.: The organizers of the Prince George's County Fair have canceled tonight's activities, due to massive flooding and road closures resulting from Tropical Storm Lee. The flooding has affected Upper Marlboro specifically, as Water Street and the intersection of Largo Road and Marlboro Pike are closed because of flooding. The organizers issued this statement on their website: "Due to the weather - The Fair will not be open on Thursday, September 8th. All events scheduled for today are cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The Fair will be open on Friday, September 9th at our normal time of 500PM." Original post, Sept. 7: There's rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. While that's great for your lawn and …