Downtown Flooding

In case you missed it, the rain we had on Tuesday really socked Downtown Frederick:

Some businesses also sustained major damage:

Berberich estimated he lost close to $50,000 of inventory, including records, display cases and stereo equipment. His store, along with those on either side — Whidden Willow and an office of Verizon Wireless — were hardest hit by the overnight rainstorm, although others also reported minor damage, said Kara Norman, executive director of the Downtown Frederick Partnership.

Berberich said the shop’s location — below street level in a valley, with Patrick Street sloping upward on either side — made him and his neighbors prime targets for the torrential water that accumulated Tuesday night.

If you want to help contact the Downtown Frederick Partnership or make a donation to the shops directly effected.

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