Second 1000-Year Flood in Two Years Slams into Historic Maryland City

28 May, 2018, 15:27 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Flooding on Main Street in Baltimore MD. Twitter  Libby Solomon

A parked vehicle is flooded in a lot near Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road as a heavy storm caused flash floods in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Hogan warned residents to take precautions and protect themselves.

The partnership raised and distributed more than $1.85 million in relief funds after the fatal flood two years ago, said executive director Maureen Sweeny Smith.

Other parts of Maryland also saw flooding including the Catonsville area of Baltimore County and parts of Baltimore City.

Larry Hogan issued the directive around 4:40 p.m. local time as heavy rain pummeled Ellicott City's Main Street. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency late in the afternoon for Ellicott City, a town 10 miles west of Baltimore, warning of an "extremely risky and potentially catastrophic situation".

Howard County public information officer Mark Miller said a torrent of water was rushing through the streets.

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"It looked like we were in the Titanic or 'The Poseidon Adventure, '" the bride's father told The Baltimore Sun.

Flash flooding covers Rogers Avenue and Main Streets in Ellicott City, Md., May 27, 2018. He said some of the areas repaired after the 2016 devastation withstood Sunday's flood waters. Residents have been urged to remain indoors and move to the second or third floor of buildings.

If you're affected by the storm and in need of non-emergency assistance, you can call Howard County Police Department at 410-313-2200.

Thankfully, officials say there have been no reported deaths or injuries as a result of the floods.

Hogan said he is heading to the scene. A spokeswoman in Baltimore County said the fire department has received dozens of calls about cars stuck in high water and flooded basements. In some areas, water levels reached above the first floor of buildings, Howard County Fire and EMS said. Residents were urged to avoid the area, and those trapped were told to seek higher ground and await rescue.

But by about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the newspaper reports, much of the water had subsided and rescue officials were walking around the downtown area while making sure people evacuated. Howard County officials announced they were opening an emergency operations center to manage its response.

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