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Powerful Storm Causes Widespread Flooding Along Chesapeake Bay

MILLERS ISLAND, Md. (WJZ) -- Communities along the Chesapeake Bay watched as the water rose Friday to levels not seen since Hurricane Isabel in 2003.

The state saw rain, but the real threat was the wind pushing water inland combined with tides well above normal.

Brian Polling watched as the Back River made its way inside of his home on Millers Island. He showed WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren how he lifted valuables off the floor including his refrigerator.

Hellgren watched as an Amazon delivery truck was towed away around high tide Friday afternoon.

Eighteen years ago, Hurricane Isabel devastated the area and lead to evacuations.

Baltimore County officials warned people to be careful with many road ongoing storm-related road closures.

Some streets in Edgemere also experienced flooding. Neighbors told WJZ that they have been watching water levels all day long.

Many who live on the water said their docks have been washed out and some said they are experiencing flooding in their homes.

"I'm going to check on it again. I looked at the tides again. it's at 3 a.m. So I'll be up all night, back and forth checking on it. Making sure I'm not getting any water. Making sure the sub pumps are working." said Ronald Wozniak.


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