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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.

Howard County officials said Tuesday evening that the vehicles remain on the lot of Centennial High School where they were towed after the flood. Nine more vehicles were brought to the site Tuesday. Officers are staffing the lot from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. each day this week.

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County Executive Allan Kittleman said owners can pick up their cars through Sunday. There will be no charge or fee to the owner.

Owners, who should bring identification to claim their vehicles, may come directly to the school or call 410-313-2900 to determine if their cars were towed. If an owner does not have ID due to the nature of the disaster, police will attempt to verify ownership through a series of questions and other methods, officials said. Cars also may be released to insurance adjusters with appropriate documentation.

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Any cars that are unclaimed by Sunday at 8 p.m. will be towed to a contracted storage facility at the owner's expense, county officials said.

The flash flood that rocked Ellicott City Saturday sent water roaring through town, sweeping away cars, destroying businesses and killing two people.

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