Storm causes $3M in damages across Anne Arundel

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Tuesday’s heavy rainfall caused an estimated $3 million in damaged to Anne Arundel County’s roads and underground utility pipes, the county’s Bureau of Highway are said in a release. 

"The intensity of this storm was a knockout blow to parts of our systems," said DPW Director Christopher Phipps in the release.  "The amount of rainfall on Tuesday equated to at least a 200 year storm event in parts of the county.  Because of the complex and extensive nature of this work, some segments may be closed for two to three weeks."

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(See list of closures and repairs below)

Tuesday marked the second wettest day on record in Anne Arundel County. Between 6 and 8 inches of rained dumped on the northern Anne Arundel County in just four hours.

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Flooding forced health officials to close Cox Creek and Furnace Creek after a tens-of-thousands-of-gallons overflow .

“One washed out section of Marley Neck Road near Marcy Drive will be closed for an extended period of time.  The rainfall and flooding damage exposed numerous underground utilities that will need to be restored including a 12-inch water main, an 8-inch gravity sewer main, a 32-inch sewer force main and several other gas and electric utilities,” according to the release.


By the numbers:

Closed Road Segments-Severely Damaged:
Culvert Pipe/Paved Surface Damage

  • W. Nursery Rd., 1300 block
  • Marley Neck Rd., 300 block
  • Marley Neck Rd, near Howard Road
  • Marley Neck Rd., near Marcy Drive
  • New Cut Rd., 500 block
  • Boulevard Pl., First block
  • Lake Front Dr., First block
  • Brookwood Rd, 8200 block

Scheduled Repairs-Roads to Remain Open:

  • Solley Rd., 8000 block
  • River Rd., 1200 block
  • Beaver Rd., 7600 block
  • Rock Hill Rd., 1200 block
  • St. Ives Dr., 200 block
  • Furnace Ave., near Patapsco State Park
  • Light Street Ave., at  West Chestnut

Sanitary Sewer Overflows

  • Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility 57,600 gallons
  • Cinder Cove Sewer Pumping Station 43,000 gallons

More from Anne Arundel County officials: 

Many parts of Anne Arundel County experienced flash flooding on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, due to near record-setting levels of rain.  As a result of those floods some homes and businesses sustained damaged. 

Home and business owners should contact their insurance company to determine if their policy will cover their loss. The County is currently working with State and Federal agencies to determine if uninsured home and business owners will be eligible to receive low-interest loans to assist in their recovery efforts. To be eligible to receive a low-interest loan, losses must exceed 40 percent of the property's value.

For more information, or to be contacted if low-interest loans are made available, contact the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management via email   or telephone at (410) 222-0600 during normal business hours. Please include or be prepared to provide information about the type of property, the address, a description of the damage and an estimated repair cost.

If it is determined that the County is eligible to receive low-interest loans, additional information will be provided.

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