The speech took place at Turf Valley in Ellicott City and was attended by President of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Leonardo Mcclarty, Councilwomen Deb Jung, Christiana Mercer Rigby, Police Chief Lisa Meyers and Fire and Rescue Services Chief Christine Uhlhorn.
This year, having recorded 84.56 inches of rain in the gauge in his backyard, Catonsville resident Tom Atkins may have broken a state record that will be recognized by the National Weather Service for the most rainfall measured in one location during a calendar year in Maryland.
Legislation that could streamline the process to allow historic buildings to be torn down in Ellicott City is drawing concern from a commission that reviews changes to historic properties in Howard County.
Baltimore is on pace to set a record for its wettest year ever. All the rain has residents weary, after so many canceled events and even two deaths. "I am just done with this rain," Columbia resident Ian Kennedy said.
Maryland's Howard County — a swing jurisdiction that’s had two Democrats and two Republicans as county executives since 1990 — often mirrors the sentiment of the state as a whole, and political observers are watching the Allan Kittleman-Calvin Ball race for signs of trends.
To prevent destructive flooding in the future, Howard County officials have decided to buy up some buildings along Main Street in historic Ellicott City with plans to demolish them. But what is fair market value for property some consider rather unique.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and County Councilman Jon Weinstein announced a “master five-year plan,” to mitigate future flooding in Ellicott City at the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum Plaza located on Main Street Thursday morning.
As the threat of more flooding looms in the Baltimore region, the Small Business Administration will open three centers in the Baltimore area this week to provide information about disaster loans available to Maryland residents and businesses affected by the first major floods of the season.
Days of rain and flood warnings, and forecasts of more to come, are complicating the decisions of homeowners, residents and businesses in Downtown Ellicott City. The district, built on the Patapsco and Tiber rivers, has been hit by two catastrophic floods in less than two years.
Gov. Larry Hogan has asked President Donald Trump to declare last month’s deadly Ellicott City flood a major disaster for Baltimore, and Howard and Baltimore counties, which would qualify those areas for federal relief funding.
Ellicott City’s historic district has long been a shopping and dining destination for many, despite the threat of periodic floods throughout its history. But after the second major flood in two years, business owners are facing the difficult question of whether to rebuild — again.
Howard County's shifted focus to disaster recovery in Ellicott City has meant other public works projects have had to shift their timelines. Other projects, including highway maintenance and annual storm drain repairs, have been pushed back as much as a month.
Preview performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” benefiting Ellicott City flood relief are set for 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21 at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3655 Church Road, Ellicott City.
Staff Sgt. Eddison Hermond Jr. “put his life at risk for someone he didn’t even know,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said before a packed room of hundreds of mourners, including many military service members, during funeral services at the Church at Severn Run in Severn.