Anne Arundel Officials: At least 26 water rescues since rain started

At least 12 drivers total stalled in floods

Anne Arundel emergency response officials said there were at least 26 water rescues Tuesday since heavy rain began flooding the northern parts of the county. 

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Between 6 and 8 inches dumped on northern Anne Arundel County in just four hours. Officials warned motorists that two more inches were expected. 

By 3 p.m., swift water rescue teams had already cleared six or seven calls for drivers who stalled out due to severe flooding.

So far, there have been no injuries reported. 

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Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Lt. Russell Davies said rescue teams were dispatched to Linthicum Heights, Brooklyn Park, Glen Burnie and Pasadena for water rescues.

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Maryland Transportation Authority officials confirmed that the outer loop of Interstate 695 near the Key Bridge was closed, also due to the torrential downpour.

Baltimore Washington International Airport saw 1.3 inches of rain in about 25 minutes.

Anne Arundel's Office of Emergency Management is asking drivers to identify problem areas throughout the county

The rain has already forced the cancelation of tonight’s Orioles game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards.

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