Clear Spring Still Affected by Flooding; Crews Assessing Damages

Clear Spring Still Affected by Flooding; Crews Assessing Damages

The Conococheague Creek is at major flood stage according to the National Weather Service and is expected to rise throughout the day. People living in Wishard, Cresspond, Kemps Mill at the KOA and Independence Road at Route 40 could be affected. People should consider leaving the area.
Clear Spring Still Affected by Flooding; Crews Assessing Damages
Clear Spring Still Affected by Flooding; Crews Assessing Damages
WHAG NEWS - The Conococheague Creek is at major flood stage according to the National Weather Service and is expected to rise throughout the day on Friday. 

People living in Wishard, Cresspond, Kemps Mill at the KOA and Independence Road at Route 40 could be affected, and should consider leaving the area. 

More than 30 residents were displaced, and are currently staying in hotels or with families. Some are being assisted by the American Red Cross. Residents have been advised to stay clear of affected streets, like Mulberry Street and parts of Cumberland Street. They will be closed until later Friday evening.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says road closures will depend on the weather on Friday night. Broadfording Road is now open.

There's a shelter open for those who need it: The Red Cross has modified the shelter location in Clear Spring.

If people are in need of shelter, food and/or additional information, they should go to Clear Spring High School located at 12630 Broadfording Road. 

The school will remain open as needed for displaced community members.

If you're interested in helping people of Clear Spring affected by flooding, there are two locations where the American Red Cross is accepting donations of food and clothing:

-St. Andrews Episcopal Church @ 22 Cumberland Street
301-842-2433
non perishable food donations

-St. Peters Lutheran Church @ 30 S. Martin Street
301-842-2505
2-5 PM Friday and 10 AM- 2 PM Saturday
clothing donations

-Goodwill (furniture and large items), a box truck will be located at the Clear Spring Rescue Squad, 233 Cumberland Street
drops offs from 8 AM- 2PM Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30 AM- 2PM on Monday


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