President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration and ordered federal aid for flood ravaged Colorado.
Heavy rains closed some roads and downed trees in the Washington area overnight.
Floodwaters from the Patuxent River washed away a homeless camp and led to the apparent drowning death of a woman Thursday.
The National Weather Service is warning of minor to moderate flooding along two rivers in Frederick County.
Storage tanks and a tunnel that could hold millions of gallons of water are being proposed to provide flood relief to two Washington neighborhoods.
Residents of Washington’s Bloomingdale neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief after their flood-prone area didn’t see waters rise in the streets during Superstorm Sandy.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
Forecasters are warning water levels will continue to rise in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River, which could cause coastal flooding.
Heavy rains have soaked parts of the Washington area, flooding some streets and disrupting Metro service.
A level III emergency has been declared in Prince William County and some residents are being forced to evacuate their homes due to concerns over the Lake Jackson dam.