Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy (aka "Hurricane Sandy") has left our area for Pittsburgh and areas north. Along the coast there is much destruction from Maryland to New York. Across Frederick County there is flooding, trees down, and power outages, but not much damage to homes and businesses. The above photo was taken at 10 AM from our house. Israel Creek normally is in the trees on the far sde of the water and cows graze in the field. The photo below was taken about 3:30 PM. Note the tree on the point above and the water rise.
Carroll Creek runs through the downtown section of Frederick City and regularly flooded parts of the city. A flood control project some years ago now routes excess water through three underground conduits to the east side of Frederick. One channel of water stays above ground flowing through the linear park along the creek.
This road crosses Israel Creek upstream from the first photo. The road closed sign is permanent and folds shut when the road is open. Also note the power company's tree trimming to keep our computers humming.