Shoreline Residents Warned of Surge

Residents say some are being evacuated.

High tide is coming in Eastern Baltimore County and residents in Essex and Middle River are getting some early wake-up calls.

Residents tell Essex Patch on Facebook that the water level is rising on Seneca Creek in Bowleys Quarters and police and fire crews are going door to door in Wilson Point telling residents to leave.

The county's emergency operations page lists flooding in the 600 block of Wilson Point Road and in the 1400 block of Shore Road in Middle River as of 6:48 a.m.

Power outages in the Essex-Middle River area appear to be less dense than the rest of the county, according to a Baltimore Gas and Electric map. As of 7:11 a.m. Tuesday, 52,000 BGE customers in Baltimore County were out of power, and 192,000 across the utility's service area.

According to a post by county emergency officials at 4:48 a.m.: "In eastern Baltimore County,water levels have already risen two feet, and the water levels are expected to rise another two feet by 8 a.m., for a total storm surge of four feet. The Emergency Operations Center is receiving reports of rapidly rising water in the areas of Millers Island, Turners Station and Bowleys Quarters."

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