The condos at Plymouth Woods, 872 College Parkway near Nelson Street Rockville, were evacuated on Tuesday morning after an underground water main break led to flooding in the garden style condos.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue was onnthe scene soon after being alerted and helped with the evacuation process, which required buses for transport to temporary shelter, according to MCFRS PIO Pete Piringer.

Seven families were displaced after the structure of the building was compromised and deemed unsafe. Several others in surrounding buildings will be impacted due to the water shut-off.



The Flood Watch that was in effect for Central and Southeast MoCo is now a Flood Warning. The warning goes into effect now until 6:30pm.

Per the National Weather Service:

At 12:34 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain with rainfall amounts around 0.5 and 1.5 inches across most of the warned area.

A period of heavy rain is expected this afternoon through 3 PM with rainfall rates around one inch per hour.

This will cause creeks and streams to rise
through late this afternoon. Flooding is expected to begin shortly in the warned area.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2.5 inches are possible in the warned area.


A 1:46pm update by Montgomery County Police states that “the unaccounted for resident of Rock Creek Woods apartments has been located and is safe and unharmed.”

Per yesterday’s press release:

  • At approximately 3:50 a.m., the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls for flooding in terrace level apartments of the Rock Creek Woods apartment complex in the 13200 block of Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville.
  • Approximately 150 residents have been displaced by the flood waters and have been transported to a reception center at the Mid-County Recreation Center on Queens Guard Road.  The Red Cross and Montgomery County Health and Human Services is assisting the displaced residents.
  • A 19-year-old male was found deceased and *one resident is still unaccounted for at this time
  • Three people were transported to area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. One firefighter was also transported with minor injuries.

*This afternoon’s update accounts for the missing resident.

A GoFundMe for the deceased 19 year old, Melkin Cedillo, has already raised over $20k in less than a day.


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