On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Southern Maryland suffered severe flooding, three confirmed separate Tornadoes, and the impacts from Hurricane Isaias. St. Mary’s County Volunteer Fire and Rescue personnel handled a total of 134 calls throughout the day which included multiple water rescues, structure collapses, a fatal motor vehicle accident, many trees and wires down, and road failures. We thank all our fire and rescue responders and wonderful workers at the Sheriff’s Offices, SMECO, METCOM, Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration along with the assistance from Cusic Mechanic & Towing, JB Weather, Guy Brothers Marine, and countless other Good Samaritans who assisted others and our First Responders. All Active Road Closures Calvert: Charles: St. Mary’s ————————————————————————————————————————————————- At approximately 7:30 a.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the 5200 block of Gallant Green Road for the reported occupied vehicle stuck in floodwater. Crews arrived on the scene to find a minivan with water coming up to the door handle with one occupancy still inside the vehicle. Firefighters were prepared prior to arrival with wet suites and rescue rope, with the crew rescuing the driver in under ten minutes. The driver was uninjured and refused medical assistance ————————————————————————————————————————————————- At 8:40 […]
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