Several Apartment Buildings Flooded in Rockville, One Person Has Died and Two are Unaccounted For
Residents of Congressional Towers and Rock Creek Woods Apartments were evacuated this morning due to flooding caused by heavy rain overnight.
Water rescues were performed for residents this morning and FOX 5 is reporting that one person has died. At this this time there are still two individuals who are unaccounted for.
The Mid-County Community Recreation Center at 2004 Queensguard Rd in Silver Spring will now be a reception center for residents from the Rockville apartment buildings that were affected by flooding. Red Cross is currently at the center assisting.
Kristen Powers of WJLA 7 tweeted the following video this morning:
This is what people in apartments off of Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville woke up to. The man who gave me this video lives on the third level and says he woke up to people screaming then saw this ⬇️ @7NewsDC pic.twitter.com/rs2jdu3LLA
— Kristen Powers (@Kristen7News) September 1, 2021
Megan Rivers of WUSA 9 shared video footage of inside one of the apartment buildings:
As the sun comes up and the water recedes, we can see the damage to the Congressional Towers. Few things:
-Gas is turned off in the building which means this tower does NOT have air conditioning.
-The electricity is off on the terrace level
-Red Cross will be stepping in @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/796cVbyvUr
— Megan Rivers (@MegMRivers) September 1, 2021