Storm Information

Current Status

Mayor Michael O'Connor has lifted the state of emergency for the City. The immediate danger from flooding has passed, and the wastewater treatment plant is able to handle expected flows.

The request to restrict water has been withdrawn.

“I want to again thank our residents and businesses for their cooperation as we worked through the effects of the severe weather,” said Mayor Michael O’Connor. “Our Public Works and Police departments have worked non-stop to protect the lives, safety, and health of our community, and for that we are also grateful.”

While the volume of water going into the wastewater treatment plant has returned to manageable levels, it is worth noting that anytime we can conserve water, it’s good for our community, O’Connor said.

“In situations like this, I think we all become more aware of the thousands of little ways we use water,” he said. “Let’s be aware of nonessential uses that we might be able to avoid on any day.”

Report damage

In partnership with Frederick County Emergency Management, we are collecting information on storm impacts Businesses and residents are encouraged to fill out a survey about their damages: 

This will allow us to understand areas of significant impact and seek appropriate state and federal assistance.

The DPW switchboard will take reports of flooding and water and sewer issues and infrastructure damage: 301-600-1440, or email to Photos of damage may be sent directly to the City via the iSpires app:

Storm Trash Pickup

The Department of Public Works Sanitation crews are prepared to pick up some flood-damaged items, and to assist affected residents, the deadline has been extended to June 1.

Residents in affected areas may set out items damaged by the storm on their regular scheduled collection day, through June 1, but DPW should be contacted in advance: DPW Communications, 301-600-1440; Tammy Albaugh, 301-600-1680; Zach Fleagle, 301-600-1377.

Materials such as flooring and carpet are acceptable for collection. Not acceptable: tires, paint, vehicle batteries and any form of hazardous waste.

Tax relief

Tax relief for property owners may be offered by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. Information is available on the department website:

Post-Flood Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration will provide disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, businesses, non-profits and co-ops, who apply and qualify.  Additional Info... 

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Related Information

  • Mayor Declares Local State of Emergency
  • Red Cross Information 
    • The Western Maryland Chapter of the Red Cross is able and willing to help with disaster calls to homes, and to help with sheltering, in the event that it is needed. For help, please call the Red Cross Assistance Line:  410-624-2040
  • Comcast Offers Access to Complimentary Wi-Fi through May 25
    • Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the storms that have swept across Frederick County this past week. To help with recovery efforts during the state of emergency, Comcast has opened thousands of Frederick County Xfinity WiFi hotspots to anyone who needs them – including non-Xfinity customers – to help residents, businesses and emergency personnel stay connected. The Xfinity WiFi hotspots are open now through next Friday, May 25 across the County.

      For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, please visit Once at a hotspot select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser. Xfinity Internet customers can sign in with their username and password, and will be automatically connected to Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the future. Non-XFINITY Internet subscribers should visit the “Not an XFINITY Internet Customer” section on the sign in page to get started.  Non-customers will be able to renew their complimentary sessions every 2 hours through next Friday, May 25.