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.
Aberdeen IronBirds fans enjoy their time at the ballpark Friday for the team's final regular season home game of 2018, despite rainy and the game's eventual cancellation. There was the added bonus of being able to see the Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Series trophy and meet four former Orioles.
As another surge of stormwater and pollution flows down the Susquehanna River, requiring Conowingo Dam floodgates to open for the second time in weeks, Chesapeake Bay scientists are concerned about the potential impact on oysters and still watching closely for other impacts.
A torrent of flood water rushed through a Westminster public works facility July 25, damaging the building extensively and prompting utilities workers to salvage expensive equipment. City officials estimate the damages to cost between $150,000 and $175,000.
It has been a busy month for meteorologists who oversee the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., regions — the National Weather Service has issued more than 5 flood warnings a day, on average, far more than anywhere else in the country.
Given the inevitability of more storms and flooding as climate change gets more powerful, one thing is clear: Maryland and the federal government cannot relent from our commitment to programs that have yielded strong results in our fight against Chesapeake Bay pollution.
After record July rainfall filled Chesapeake Bay waterways with trash and debris, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Maryland was "literally drowning in Pennsylvania’s trash." It's impossible to quantify how much of the detritus actually came down the Susquehanna River, but it was likely a lot.
After heavy rains overnight Friday filled Cascade Lake to the brim by Saturday morning, Carroll County officials cautioned that an uncontrolled breach of the lake’s dam, and thus further flooding, was possible.
Meteorologists warned of more flash flooding potential Thursday, with chances for "multiple rounds of torrential rainfall" through the evening. A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland through Thursday night.
The annual Union Mills Homestead and Corn Roast Festival scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, has been canceled due to excessive rain and flooding. It is the first time in more than 45 years the event will not take place.
Donna Pidel, executive director of Ballet Conservatoire XIV had started the EC Ballerina Project, taking pictures of her students around Ellicott City's Main Street to showcase the city's beauty post flood.
Due to a historic storm on May 27 during which more than 10 inches of rain fell in two hours, the Catonsville Historical Society got hit with about 18 inches of water in its museum and its basement was completely submerged — ruining over 150 years worth of archives of Catonsville Times.
A Native American aphorism goes, “we do not inherit the world from our parents. We borrow it from our children.” The heavy rains that washed out roads and flooded streams here last week are just a tiny part of the rapidly accelerating patterns of extreme weather all around the world.
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.
The heavy rains over the past week and a half have washed millions of gallons of sewage into Chesapeake Bay waterways, including Baltimore's Inner Harbor, along with unknown amounts of nitrogen and sediment pollution.
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.
Many Carroll County roads remained closed Thursday after potentially historic levels of rain soaked the area, flooding roads, downing trees and wires, creating sinkholes and transforming streams to fast flowing rapids. Over the past three days four to seven inches of rain fell on Carroll.
Relief from one of the Baltimore region’s wettest stretches on record arrived Thursday, but flood warnings nonetheless remained in effect through 1 p.m. after another round of soaking rain fell Wednesday night.