Flood Warnings

Emergency Information Hotline

City of Frederick Emergency Information Hotline: 301-600-1300

Community Alerts

The City of Frederick uses the Alert Frederick County for community safety alerts. Visit the Alert Center to sign-up for important neighborhood level public safety information, through the web, email and cell phone

Watches & Warnings

  • Flash flood - A flash flood is occurring
  • Areal flood – A gradually developing flood, due to moderate to heavy rainfall. Flooding occurs more than 6 hours after rainfall begins.
  • Flash flood watch - Flash flooding is possible
  • Flood warning - Flooding is occurring or will occur soon
  • Flood watch - Flooding is possible


  • Fox 5, Washington D.C. (Comcast channel 5)
  • NBC News Channel 4, Washington D.C. (Comcast channel 4)
  • NBC WBAL, Baltimore (Comcast channel 11)
  • NBC25, Hagerstown (Comcast channel 12)


  • The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore
  • Frederick Magazine, Frederick
  • The Frederick News-Post, Frederick
  • The Gazette, Frederick
  • The Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Hagerstown
  • The Washington Post, Washington D.C.


  • WAFY, Frederick (103.1 FM, Key103)
  • WAMU, Washington DC (88.5 FM, NPR)
  • WCRH, Williamsport (90.5 FM, The Compass)
  • WFMD, Frederick (930 AM, News Radio)
  • WGMS, Hagerstown (89.1 FM, NPR)
  • WTOP, Washington D.C. (103.5 FM, News Radio)
  • WWEG, Frederick (106.9 FM, The Eagle)
  • WYPR/WYPF, Baltimore/Frederick (88.1 FM, NPR)