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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland community hit hard by flooding this week is urging residents to conserve water.

Frederick officials say that while flows through the city’s wastewater treatment plant have slowed, they are still well above average.

Officials say a state of emergency will remain in place through Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Frederick County officials are urging area residents and businesses to participate in a damage survey that will help determine whether the county is eligible for federal disaster assistance.

A storm last Tuesday dumped seven inches of rain on parts of Frederick in just a three-hour period Tuesday, followed by several more inches of rain midweek.