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Baltimore County Recovering After Monday's Storms, Flooding

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- The impact of Monday's powerful rain storm continues to be felt across Baltimore County on Tuesday.

Many are starting to clean up after flash floods soaked the region. It took just 20 minutes for water to rise and wash out area roads and some businesses.

WJZ's Kimberly Eiten says people at Henry's Auto Service in Owings Mills have been there since 2 a.m. cleaning up.

Sky Eye Chopper 13 was above the business Monday evening, where cars were up to their headlights in murky water that had risen above the banks of the Gwynns Falls.

Puddles and problems are all that's left after flash flooding soaked a stretch of Reisterstown Road.

"Everything is basically gone now, so it's trying to pick up the pieces to try to start over," said auto shop owner Aida Caballero.

Caballero says picking up the pieces means picking a new location for her family business.

A bright red sticker marking their water damaged building is no longer safe.

So employees work outside. deciding what to save and what to scrap.

"Everything that we have, work hard for, and all of our savings put into it, and now we're at a standstill," Caballero said.

And business owners say they had no warning. In just a matter of minutes, the water became so powerful, it overflowed the banks and came crashing the fence.

As first responders rushed to help, WJZ viewers hit record. Capturing video of stranded drivers in Reisterstown, heavy hail in Owings Mills, and roadways turned into waterways all over.

In Montgomery County, heavy rain forced drivers to hit the brakes and reroute.

"Everything is blocked off," one driver said. "They've got one thing blocked off and another thing, and the water is high."

A rush of water across the state now leaving only a mud crusted mess.

There have been no reported injuries from Monday's storms. But there was a lot of damage that business owners haven't put a price tag on yet.

Business owners say they plan to approach Baltimore County officials to talk about how to prevent future flooding in the same areas.

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