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High Water, Flooding Appear in Dorchester County Due to Hurricane Florence

Posted: Sep 13, 2018 8:22 PM -04:00 Updated:

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - More flooding is appearing in southern parts of Dorchester County as Hurricane Florence makes her way to the East Coast.

Emergency Management Director Anna Sierra says waterlogged trees can become dangerous and fall as winds pick up and low-lying marshes also in the area could overflow and spill into nearby roadways.

Emergency Coordinator Jeff Trice says the biggest concern lies in how tidal water will affect the county and the Chesapeake Bay.

"Tidal waters will be there and then you have another tide come in while you have rainfall on top of that so the tidal flow will not be able to flow so it will stack up and you would get more flooding than what we would historically get."

Trice says the county is expecting an average of 5 feet of tidal water in Dorchester County through the weekend.


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