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Pet Valu locations throughout Maryland held a self-serve pet wash fundraiser last month and have since donated $10,000 to the Ellicott City Partnership for flood relief.
100 days after a devastating flood, Main Street Ellicott City business are eyeing a long return to normalcy as holiday shopping season comes into full swing, new faces come in and landmarks leaves.
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.
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.
President Obama approved federal disaster aid for Ellicott City on Friday after a flash flood displaced nearly 200 residents, damaged dozens of businesses and left two dead.
At a standing-room only town hall Sept. 14, owners of Main Street businesses swept into ruin in the July 30 flash flood urged Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman for assurances on how the historic district will rebound.
The county's emergency response strategy, signed into law by executive order in June last year, was put to the test after the Ellicott City flood, drawing in "a whole universe of people who put in nights and weekends to keep things moving," said Ryan Miller, director of the county's Office of Emergency Management.
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.
Howard County officials should weigh the costs and benefits in rebuilding the tourist destination of Ellicott City's Main Street, damaged in a deadlyl flood July 30.
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.
Columbia Association fitness instructor Robin Holliday, who lost her HorseSpirits Art Gallery in the Ellicott City flooding July 30, was uplifted Wednesday during a free dance-for-donations party at Soccer Stop in Columbia.
Three cars remain lodged in the Patapsco River after a major flash flood in Ellicott City swept dozens of cars downstream nearly two weeks ago.
In the clouds and on the ground, Saturday, July 30, began unremarkably for a summer day in the Mid-Atlantic. And then the clouds unleashed a flood on Ellicott City, killing two and devastating an entire community.
As workers continued to clean up Ellicott City, a community job fair Monday offered a step forward for those whose livelihoods were washed away in the devastating flood.
Maryland Public Television announced today that it is going to make a film about Ellicott City that will "showcase the area for economic, residential and
More than 100 bars, restaurants, catering services and other businesses around the Baltimore area posted openings for servers, bartenders, chefs and other service industry positions in a Facebook group called "Keep Ellicott City Working."
Owners of 237 cars picked up their towed vehicles, many swamped and wrecked, since the deadly flash floods swept through Ellicott City.
It had been days since Richard Jones had been to his apartment — days since floodwaters roared down Main Street in Ellicott City, sweeping away cars, gutting buildings and killing two people. On Wednesday, Jones was granted 15 minutes to return.
After a week of limited access to their homes and businesses following last week's deadly floods, Ellicott City residents and workers will be allowed inside their buildings for extended clean-up hours from noon to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman announced Sunday night.
Economist: "This is not just a Howard County problem. This is a statewide issue."
Heather Owens' car had floated down Main, struck a guardrail and crashed into the raging Patapsco River. She got out through the passenger window, grabbed the branch of a tree and scrambled onto the rocky bank. Her boyfriend Joe Blevins was swept away, his body found the following morning two miles away.
Alex Belush created the closed Facebook group “Keep Ellicott City Working," a page dedicated to finding work for those affected by the Ellicott City floods.
Baltimore and Howard counties said Saturday's storm caused sewage overflows into tributaries of the Patapsco River.
On Wednesday morning, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said it was too early to tell when Main Street will open. State and local officials are working on stabilizing the area, Kittleman said.
The iconic clock that was ripped from Main Street when flood water, debris and cars flowed downhill in Saturday's deadly flash flood has been returned to its
One woman trapped in a building on Main Street in Ellicott City on Saturday called 911 in a panic as cars carried by historic flood waters went "flying" down the street and water began to seep through the floor, according to 911 tapes released by Howard County police on Wednesday.
County Executive Allan Kittleman called on the Howard County Council to extend a state of emergency after a raging flood swept parts of old Ellicott City into ruin last Saturday evening. Two people perished.
John Beck has been living on Main Street for 44 years. After seeing many floods, he says this year's flooding is unprecedented.
The stylists at Salon Marielle don't know if they'll ever get back into their Main Street building following Saturday's devastating flooding in Ellicott City. But soon they'll have a temporary home at another salon in Columbia.
Dozens of volunteers, hauling tools and food donations in wheelbarrows, moved down Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, carrying hope down the same route that devastating floodwaters had traveled days earlier.
County Executive Allan Kittleman announced the center's opening late Monday afternoon as a central location where owners and residents affected by the historic flood could find information on necessities. While some individuals sought out monetary relief for basic items such as food, clothing and shelter, others pursued information on their vehicle and homeowner's insurance policies and how they might best move forward while they still had limited access to their flooded businesses.
Maryland senator Ben Cardin praised the work of Ellicott City officials and residents on Tuesday in response to the damaging flood on Saturday.
Bobby Barker was kayaking in the Patapsco River when he stumbled upon something he'd never seen before: a giant clock.
Owners and insurance companies have claimed 87 vehicles recovered from this weekend's deadly flash flood in Ellicott City — leaving 160 more unclaimed.
State officials on Tuesday publicized a variety of existing government programs that can help victims of this weekend's flash flood in Ellicott City, but the
The steps in a long recovery continued Monday on historic Main Street in Ellicott City, as business owners began to make initial plans following devastating flooding over the weekend.
All Time Toys owner Jason Barnes had left the basement of his Ellicott City shop that had become covered in water Saturday when he and others noticed a woman
For the second time in five years, a deluge so large meteorologists expect it only once in hundreds of years hit Ellicott City on Saturday, leaving residents and Howard County officials to ask: Can anything be done to fortify the historic valley town against such an extreme flooding flood in the future?
There was something so stately about the clock tower that stood outside the B&O station in Ellicott City that it seemed to be much older than it was.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman on Monday called on the County Council to convene a special session in order to extend the State of Emergency he declared after flash flooding destroyed parts of historic Ellicott City over the weekend.
Howard County Economic Development Authority officials opened up downtown to business owners and residents for the first time since Saturday night's deadly flood swept through Ellicott City.
Officials are seeking federal assistance to help residents and businesses whose property was lost or damaged in the flood that ravaged historic Ellicott City on Saturday, and scheduled an information session Monday afternoon at which locals can learn how to apply for recovery relief.
Joseph Anthony Blevins, the director of the financial aid at the University of Baltimore, was one of the two people killed in the weekend flooding in Ellicott City, university officials said Monday.
Howard County businesses that were damaged during Saturday's historic flood have an extra 30 days to file business tax returns due in August.
A 35-year-old mother, fitness junkie and retail worker was one of the two people killed in EllicottCity floods.
From Monday through Friday, Nacho Mama's and Mama's on the Half Shell will donate 20 percent of their sales the to Ellicott City Disaster Relief Fund.
County crews continue cleanup in historic Ellicott City after floods on Saturday that left two dead and ravaged homes and shops in the area.
Evan Brown, owner of Portalli's in Ellicott City, had come to survey the damage to his Italian restaurant Sunday afternoon following the disastrous flood that
A torrent of water caused by an intense bout of rain ripped through the historic downtown of Ellicott City late Saturday night, leaving a path of death and destruction that shocked even the most weather-worn residents and shop keepers of the old mill town.
Jamie Knight thought she was driving through any other summer rainstorm as she headed home to old Ellicott City from a night of studying at a sushi bar in
Ellicott City flood: How to help give and receive help
As soon as the water started rising up Tiber Alley in downtown Ellicott City, Matthew Milani — owner of The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant — started making adjustments.
Ellicott City business owners recall their night of flooding and look ahead to rebuilding:
More than 6 inches of rain fell in Ellicott City in a span of a few hours Saturday night, a deluge that can be expected to occur only once every few hundred
Wedged under a Mazda3 and Toyota Highlander — stacked like matchbox cars in the Meadow Mills parking lot — early Sunday was a silver sports car that Allan Leiva bought a month ago. Leiva was working at Stone Mill Bakery late Saturday when he watched his Toyota Celica get swept up in floodwater from the overflowing Jones Falls in Baltimore's Woodberry neighborhood. He was among dozens of workers, business owners and residents surveying the flood's aftermath.
Anne Arundel County firefighters rescued three people from vehicles stuck in high water Sunday morning after rains that flooded Ellicott City and North Baltimore swept into the area.
Heavy rain Saturday led to dramatic flooding scenes and property damage in both Ellicott City and Baltimore.
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