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Nearly One Dozen Swift-Water Rescues Reported in County

No injuries have been reported in any of the high-water incidents that occurred due to Tuesday night's storm, fire officials said.

No injuries have been reported in a night full of swift-water rescues for the Baltimore County Fire Department and local volunteer groups.

According to Capt. C. Ross Cooke, department spokesman, there were 11 rescues reported between approximately 10:20 and 11:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Cooke confirmed that incidents occurred at:

  • Boyce Avenue, Brooklandville
  • Rescues in Lutherville, but no addresses were immediately available
  • Stockwell Road, 8700 block, Parkville
  • Loch Hill and Register Road, Hillendale
  • A rescue in Fullerton, but no address was immediately available
  • Perry Hill Court and Route 43, Walmart, in White Marsh
  • A rescue in Catonsville, but no address was immediately available
  • Ruxton Road, two rescues

According to the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company's Facebook page, "Crews from White Marsh and other companies have been very busy throughout central and eastern Baltimore County over the last several hours."

Issues stemming from the storm, according to the company's page, include:

  • Vehicles stuck in swift and deep water
  • Structure fires caused by lightning strikes
  • Fire alarms
  • Flooded basements
  • Hail

Severe thunderstorms as well as tornado and flood warnings were in effect throughout the evening for Baltimore and Harford counties.

At first, only minor damage, such as downed wires and other insignificant calls were reported.

Have you experienced damage where you are? Tell us about the storm and which area you are in. Help us report by commenting below this story.

Momofmany August 15, 2012 at 04:48 PM
A great job by all of the BCOFD units and volunteers. As usual they rise to the ocassion to get the job done!
Buzz Beeler August 15, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Janet, great story. That is what's so great about Patch, while it's happening you are reading about it.
Janet Metzner August 17, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Thank You, Buzz! It's nice to work for a news outlet where I can get the word out fast. It was interesting for me, too.
Janet Metzner August 17, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Members of fire companies and stations were out on short notice, with a lot of work to do. They do deserve this praise!

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