HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 31, 2021) – Washington County Emergency Management is closely monitoring Ida as the storm moves north toward Washington County. As of this morning, initial reports indicate that water levels along the river and creeks in Washington County will reach major flood stage through Saturday, September 4, 2021. 
 
Specific areas of concern in Washington County are:
 
  • Dam 5
  • Conococheague along Kemps Mill and into Williamsport
  • Potomac Fish and Game Club
  • Riverbottom Park and C&O Canal
  • Lower portions of Hancock
  • Canal Rd Shepherdstown/Sharpsburg area
 
It is strongly recommended that anyone who lives along rivers and creeks make early decisions as to leaving the area for the duration of the storm so as not to become trapped requiring the use of overtaxed rescue resources.
 
If leaving the area, please remember to take necessary items such as medications, money/credit cards, identification, important paperwork, cellphone, and charger, etc.
 
For more information on how to prepare for potential flooding, please visit https://www.washco-md.net/emergency-management/emerg-prep/flooding/
 
Weather updates will be provided as further information is provided.
 
For additional information, please contact Washington County’s Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380 or [email protected]
 
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