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March 10, 2011

Jones Falls floods the usual spots

Heavy rainfall - more than 2.5 inches so far at The Sun's weather station - has put the Jones Falls ove rits banks in the usual locations in the Meadow Mill area at Union Avenue, and near the Smith Avenue Bridge in Mt. Washington.

Shops and businesses forced to evacuate include the Whole Foods, Starbucks and the Framin' Place. So far, authorities said no residences were threatened, and there have been no reports of injuries or water rescues.

Here's a look at the scene in Mt. Washington from Sun reporter Scott Calvert:

Posted by Frank Roylance at 5:30 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Flooding
        

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Where is the flooding in relation to the Union Mill apartment project in Hampden?

FR: Very close. Can't say how high the water got because I have not been there, but the Union Mills Apartment project is directly across the river from where flooding was reported at Clipper Mill. Readers?

the union mill complex is far enough up the hill from the jones falls that it shouldn't be in any danger. the low-lying meadow mill and washington mill are much closer to the falls.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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