Released on March 9, 2011 - 3:55pm
Mar 09
Mayor Craig A. Moe and Emergency Services Director, Marty Flemion, in anticipation of the possible heavy rains on March 9 and 10, 2011, are informing the public that the City of Laurel will close the Riverfront Park trail and the Commuter Lot at the American Legion Post 60, located at 2 Main Street. Once the heavy rains commence, the City of Laurel anticipates the National Weather Service will issue updates to the already posted Flood Watch for our area. Rain is expected to increase with totals of 1 to 3 inches expected by tomorrow evening. Higher amounts locally are possible. Rainfall may cause moderate flooding and can cause small streams and creeks to rise out of their banks.
 
If you have an emergency, we ask that you please contact the Laurel Police Department’s emergency number at 301-725-3000.  If you must travel during this predicted weather event, the following information is provided as a reminder to prepare for the possibility of flooded roadways.
 
  • Motorists are urged to check news, weather and traffic reports before venturing onto area roadways.
 
  • Flooding frequently causes road closures, downed trees or power lines. Drivers are urged to exercise diligence and patience when driving and be aware of firefighters, State Highway crews, power crews, and law enforcement handling emergencies on area roadways. 
 
  • Remember flooding and high water are powerful weather events - never drive or walk through standing water.
 
  • If you have a cell phone, make sure to bring it with you and that it is fully charged.

 

 

For Immediate Release
March 9, 2011
Contact:   James Collins, Public Information Officer
               301-725-5300, ext. 2244
                E-Mail: [email protected]

 

 
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