Do you have steps down to your basement outside of your house?
Do you know if there is a drain at the base of those steps before you get to the basement door?
If you aren’t sure, or know you DO have that drain (like the one pictured,) make sure to clear it of debris before the rain gets too strong for it to handle. A clogged drain could cause water to come IN to your house because in a heavy rainstorm like we are predicted to get, the water has to go somewhere…
Try to direct it to the drain – and check your gutters to make sure they are attached and hoses running away from your house!
Good luck & stay dry, Baltimore!