Even the rescue teams needed help when Tropical Storm Lee started battering already soaked Central Maryland with torrential rainfalls.
Fire department swift water teams are overcome by the rain-swollen Patapsco River while attempting a rescue of a vehicle reportedly caught in flooding. Details on Arbutus Patch. Also, see pictures and video of , thanks to Catonsville Patch.
Between 2 and 4 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Irene, compared to 4 to 7.5 inches during the past week's tropical storm. The storm sent rescuers swarming, including teams that took in two teens found clinging to a tree. More on the water heroics on Columbia Patch.
Elkridge, Ellilcott City and Savage are on Howard County’s “most vulnerable” list after Tropical Storm Lee drenched the region. People who need help can email Howard County to report damage. Check out the details on Elkridge Patch.