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

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 flood, Ellicott City businesses face a new normal

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.

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.

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.

Ellicott City to receive federal disaster relief after July 30 flood

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.

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

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.

After July 30 flood, Howard embraces 'battle rhythm'

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.

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.

Restoring Ellicott City's glory [Commentary]

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.

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.

Columbia fitness instructors host fundraising dance party for Ellicott City art gallery owner

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.

Two weeks after Ellicott City flood, three cars remain mired in Patapsco River

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.

Ellicott City flood began with a deluge and ended in death, but also resolve

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.

In Ellicott City, recovery turned to those who lost jobs after flooding

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.

MPT to produce promotional film about Ellicott City

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 Baltimore-area businesses post job openings for displaced Ellicott City workers

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."

12 cars recovered from flood remain past pickup deadline

Owners of 237 cars picked up their towed vehicles, many swamped and wrecked, since the deadly flash floods swept through Ellicott City.

Ellicott City residents briefly allowed back into homes

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.

Ellicott City residents, business owners will receive extended clean-up access to buildings Monday

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.

Job fair, opportunities planned for those without jobs after Ellicott City flood

Economist: "This is not just a Howard County problem. This is a statewide issue."

Girlfriend of Ellicott City flood victim while plunging into Patapsco River: 'We're going to die'

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.

Restaurateurs band together to employ workers affected by Ellicott City floods

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.

Millions of gallons of sewage flowing into Patapsco River after floods

Baltimore and Howard counties said Saturday's storm caused sewage overflows into tributaries of the Patapsco River.

Kittleman: 'Too early' to estimate when Ellicott City will reopen

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.

Ellicott City clock returned to Main Street, set to 9:20

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

Panic and escape attempts heard on Ellicott City flooding 911 tapes

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.

Kittleman calls on council to extend state of emergency in Ellicott City

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.

Displaced Main Street denizens: beloved hometown 'will come back stronger'

John Beck has been living on Main Street for 44 years. After seeing many floods, he says this year's flooding is unprecedented.

In time of need, Columbia salon helps neighbor flooded out in Ellicott City

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.

Neighbors pitch in to help flood-ravaged Ellicott City homeowners

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.

At disaster center, Ellicott City flood victims seek aid and answers

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.

Cardin visits Ellicott City, praises emergency response

Maryland senator Ben Cardin praised the work of Ellicott City officials and residents on Tuesday in response to the damaging flood on Saturday.

Kayaker finds Ellicott City's iconic clock in the Patapsco River

Bobby Barker was kayaking in the Patapsco River when he stumbled upon something he'd never seen before: a giant clock.

160 vehicles remain unclaimed after deadly Ellicott City flash flood

Owners and insurance companies have claimed 87 vehicles recovered from this weekend's deadly flash flood in Ellicott City — leaving 160 more unclaimed.

Maryland officials tout programs to help Ellicott City flood victims

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

Officials say recovery from Ellicott City flooding will be a long-term process

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.

How a shoeless toy store owner became a hero in an Ellicott City flood

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

After second deluge in five years, flood-weary Ellicott City weighs how to adapt and prepare

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?

After Ellicott City loses clock to flood, some want to rebuild

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.

Kittleman asks Howard County Council to extend State of Emergency after flooding

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.

Shop owners, others tour flood-ravaged Ellicott City

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.

Maryland seeking federal assistance for flood recovery efforts in 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.

University of Baltimore financial aid director killed in Ellicott City flood

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.

Some stunned, others stoic as they inspect cars damaged in Ellicott City flood

Owners of cars damaged in the Ellicott City floods examine the damage.

Comptroller extends tax return deadline for storm-damaged businesses

Howard County businesses that were damaged during Saturday's historic flood have an extra 30 days to file business tax returns due in August.

Ellicott City flood victim, mother of 10-year-old, remembered as 'full of life'

A 35-year-old mother, fitness junkie and retail worker was one of the two people killed in EllicottCity floods.

Food and drink fundraisers to benefit Ellicott City, Jones Falls area after flood

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.

Crews continue cleanup, 20 cars still in river after flood in Ellicott City

County crews continue cleanup in historic Ellicott City after floods on Saturday that left two dead and ravaged homes and shops in the area.

Items stolen from Portalli's restaurant in Ellicott City after flooding

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

2 dead, emergency declared after historic Ellicott City ravaged by flash flood

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.

Ellicott City residents use human chain to rescue stranded woman from flood

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 give and receive help

Ellicott City flood: How to help give and receive help

Rumor Mill staff led 47 guests to safety amid Ellicott City flooding

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.

After night of flooding, Ellicott City business owners ponder rebuilding

Ellicott City business owners recall their night of flooding and look ahead to rebuilding:

Ellicott City gets rainfall expected only once every millennium

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

Business owners, residents survey flood damage in Baltimore's Woodberry neighborhood

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 rescue three after storm

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.

Flooding: Ellicott City, Baltimore hit hard with flood damage

Heavy rain Saturday led to dramatic flooding scenes and property damage in both Ellicott City and Baltimore.