Elected officials up and down Prince George’s Route 1 corridor are pushing residents and businesses to report damages suffered as a result of flooding from a day-long torrential downpour Sept. 10, 2020. The hope is that enough damage will be reported for county or state officials to release disaster recovery funding. This Thursday, Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management has launched a digital form to collect data on flood damages.
The rains hit communities along the inner-Beltway Route 1 corridor particularly hard, with low-lying neighborhoods in College Park, Edmonston, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park, Mount Rainier, Brentwood and North Brentwood experiencing flooding along the banks of Northeastern and Northwestern Branches. Many residents reported rainwater flooding their homes and basements and damaging vehicles.
Since then, residents in those neighborhoods have complained about a lack of aid from county and state agencies.