FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY | 12+ water rescues in Frederick County

A child is rescued during severe flooding Frederick (Courtesy: Graham Cullen/The Frederick News-Post)

FREDERICK, Md. (WBFF) - Major flooding in Frederick County caused more than a dozen water rescues and prompted the National Weather Service to declare a "Flash Flood Emergency" in the area through 11:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Streets were seen swollen with water, and officials urged drivers to stay off the streets.

The flooding happened as part of a regional storm moved slowly in the Frederick area.

Much of central Maryland was under thunderstorm watches and flash flood warnings.

Montgomery County reported sending its swift-water rescue teams to help Frederick.

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