RELEASE: Baltimore City Monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias

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Bernard C. “Jack” Young


City of Baltimore

250 City Hall • Baltimore, Maryland 21202 • 410-396-3835



August 2, 2020

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Lester Davis



Baltimore City Monitoring Tropical Storm Isaias

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young and officials with the City's Office of Emergency Management are monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Isaias, and preparing for potential flooding Monday into Tuesday in low-lying areas throughout Baltimore.

Mayor Young encouraged residents to prepare now for possible flooding in areas near the Harbor and other waterways, including areas near Thames St. in Fells point, areas near Smith Ave and Falls Road, and the Clipper Mill Business Park.  Residents should move their cars to higher ground as soon as possible and secure all outside furniture and trash cans.

Fells Point residents who have their vehicles parked in areas prone to flooding are strongly encouraged to relocate their cars as soon as possible. The Caroline Street (805 S. Caroline Street) and the Fleet and Eden Garage (501 S. Eden Street) will be open from 12:00 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020, until Wednesday, August 5, 2020, so that residents can park their cars in the garage at no charge to avoid possible flooding in the area. Residents will be asked to provide proof of residency at the garages. You are urged to park on the upper level floors. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, and vehicles must be moved out of the garage by 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, to avoid any fees

The Department of Transportation will have sandbags available for all city residents. The sandbags will be available to city residents on Monday, August 3, 2020 beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of Thames and Broadway. Residents must show proof of identification and will be limited to 10 sandbags each. on a first-come, first-served basis, weather and supplies permitting. Residents must fill their own sandbags. After the storm, citizens should place unwanted sandbags in front of their homes near the curb and call 311 for pick-up. Residents should not dump sand into storm drains, gutters, trash or waterways. 

City crews are taking preparedness actions early to clear storm drains. If you are able to clear storm drains of debris around your property, please do so to prevent flooding. If you experience a basement backup of sewage, please call 311 to report it immediately.

If a road is flooded, turn around, do not drive through it.  Stay informed and tune in to your local news for more information.  

We are expecting down trees and power outages, and are working closely with BGE, and all City agencies to get power restored and roads cleared quickly during and after the storm.  

For power outages and downed power lines please call BGE at 877-778-2222. 

For trees that are blocking roadways, please call 311.  

For emergencies only, please call 911.