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Coverage: 2016 Ellicott City flood

  • Maryland Pet Valu locations raise $10,000 for Ellicott City flood relief

    Maryland Pet Valu locations raise $10,000 for Ellicott City flood relief

    Pet Valu employees and customers left Maryland's 33 locations last month with freshly bathed animals and happy hearts after the chain's self-serve pet wash fundraiser raised $10,000 in donations for the Ellicott City Partnership flood relief effort. On Aug. 27 and 28, Pet Valu locations statewide...

  • 100 days after flood, Ellicott City businesses face a new normal

    100 days after flood, Ellicott City businesses face a new normal

    Mojan Bagha, who owns a store that sells opulent, handmade rugs from around the world, knows the risks of doing business in old Ellicott City. Frequent floods are a mainstay of the 244-year-old town's historic fabric and the quaint businesses that sit around the hilly terrain. The latest flood...

  • Two proposals aim to support rebuilding after Ellicott City flood

    Two proposals aim to support rebuilding after Ellicott City flood

    Howard County elected officials are searching for ways to boost relief to business and property owners after a major flood swept through old Ellicott City three months ago. One proposal, the Ellicott City Strong Tax Credit, would make up to a total of $200,000 in funds available over two years...

  • Hogan seeks disaster declaration for Ellicott City

    Hogan seeks disaster declaration for Ellicott City

    Gov. Larry Hogan asked the federal Small Business Administration Tuesday to declare a disaster in Howard County as a result of the flash flooding that struck Ellicott City July 30. Such a declaration would clear the way for businesses, homeowners and renters damage to apply for low-interest loans...

  • Ellicott City to receive federal disaster relief after July 30 flood

    Ellicott City to receive federal disaster relief after July 30 flood

    President Obama approved federal disaster aid for Ellicott City on Friday, as the historic area continues to recover from a flash flood July 30 that displaced nearly 200 residents, damaged dozens of businesses and left two dead. The decision comes nearly a month after Gov. Larry Hogan requested...

  • Businesses push Kittleman to delay opening of Main Street, commit to long-term recovery plan

    Businesses push Kittleman to delay opening of Main Street, commit to long-term recovery plan

    For Cris Werneck, the business decision to reopen her clothing shop, Boliwalou, in historic Ellicott City rests on "a huge leap of faith": Will the county commit to rebuilding the flood-prone town so it can push back against future storms? "I could flood next week and I don't know if people will...

  • After July 30 flood, Howard embraces 'battle rhythm'

    After July 30 flood, Howard embraces 'battle rhythm'

    Behind the barricades blocking flood-damaged Main Street, a battle rhythm resounded. Days that begin with daily 8 a.m. briefings were capped with Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman's nightly ritual: a ride on open-top gators through the dark and damp streets of West End, where the county's...

  • After July 30 flood, Howard speeds up permitting process for repairs

    After July 30 flood, Howard speeds up permitting process for repairs

    An accelerated permit process for properties damaged by the July 30 flood will allow building owners to repair quickly, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced Thursday afternoon. Permit applicants can schedule appointments with the county's licensing, permit and inspections between 10...

  • Restoring Ellicott City's glory [Commentary]

    Restoring Ellicott City's glory [Commentary]

    It has been labeled a "once in a lifetime" storm that caused major flooding and destruction in Ellicott City. The rainfall and wind from Hurricane Agnes, in 1972, were overwhelming and damage to homes and businesses from rushing, murky Patapsco River waters took months to restore. Since its founding...

  • Kittleman provides timeline on Ellicott City recovery projects

    Kittleman provides timeline on Ellicott City recovery projects

    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman provided a timeline for several projects in the Ellicott City recovery plan today, but said no date has been set for the complete reopening of Main Street. Kittleman described several projects in the upcoming weeks that will shrink the perimeter around Main...

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