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Flash flooding hits Ellicott City, Baltimore area

Ellicott City's historic district was inundated with surging flood waters Sunday, devastating buildings and property. The severe storms also caused damage throughout the Baltimore area.

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After two catastrophic floods in three years, Ellicott City reckons with its future

After two disastrous floods in three years, residents and business owners contemplate what's next.

In Ellicott City, questions on contributing to its recovery — and whether flood alerts arrived in time

A week after floodwaters tore through Ellicott City for the second time in two years, Howard County stakeholders are raising questions about whether they should contribute to the town’s future — and whether they were alerted to the flood emergency in a timely manner,

Ellicott City's flood left couples without a wedding venue — but not for long

Though the damage to Main Street Ballroom was less severe than anticipated, owner Kate Ansari said she expects it to take six weeks to reopen — leaving 10 couples temporarily without a place to wed. Since then, event-industry professionals have volunteered their services to help couple relocate.

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More than 60 displaced from homes after Ellicott City flood

Howard County has provided hotel rooms to 59 displaced residents, county spokesman Paul Milton said. An undetermined number of others — including one couple whose home might have to be demolished — are staying with local friends or family members.

Ellicott City property owner's private surveillance camera network captured destructive flooding

Ellicott City native Ron Peters finished installing a network of surveillance cameras weeks before the town suffered its second devastating flood in two years. The footage it captured shows the flood developing in dramatic fashion.

How Ellicott City flooded: A timeline

The following timeline of the flooding shows just how quickly the rain morphed Old Ellicott City into a deadly flood zone.

Making Ellicott City safer would cost tens of millions — and it still might flood. Should the town be rebuilt?

After Ellicott City suffered the deadly and devastating flash flood of 2016, the Howard County government commissioned an engineering study to determine how much it would cost to make the historic mill town safer. The answer: A lot.

Ellicott City flooding: How you can help, and how to get help

With Ellicott City ravaged by floodwaters for the second time in since 2016, relief efforts are underway for those businesses and residents affected. Here are some ways you can help.

Rebuild or relocate? Here's what Ellicott City businesses are planning after second flood in two years

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.

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'We cannot in good conscience rebuild': Ellicott City business owner says she won't be back on Main Street

“After a lot of soul searching and a lot of heartbreak, we feel that as badly as we want to come back, we cannot in good conscience rebuild in E.C.," Gretchen Shuey, 48, the owner of Bean Hollow, announced on Facebook.

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Ellicott City begins the great 'muck out' — again

Business owners and volunteers began the “muck out work” in earnest on Sunday, following a deadly flood that county officials said was even more destructive than one in 2016. 

Archbishop Lori, Ellicott City parishioners pray for Hermond, other flooding victims at Mass

Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori prayed for Eddison Hermond, the National Guardsman killed in Ellicott City's flood, and others affected by the flood during a Saturday at a mass at St. Paul Catholic Church.

Iconic Ellicott City clock found, retrieved from muddy Patapsco

An iconic clock knocked over and swept away in last week's floods in Ellicott City has been found and retrieved.

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Insured or not, flood-ravaged Old Ellicott City small businesses daunted by rebuilding

Many small businesses in Old Ellicott City, devastated by the second major flood since 2016, did not have flood insurance and will rely on the community and disaster aid if they choose to reopen.

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Memorial scholarship set up in honor of National Guardsman who died in Ellicott City flood

The friends and family of the National Guardsman who died after being swept away in the Ellicott City flood on Sunday have set up a scholarship fund in his honor through the Restaurant Association of Maryland.

Funeral arrangements set for Eddison Hermond, National Guardsman who died in Ellicott City flood

Funeral arrangements have been set for the Army National Guardsman who was swept away by floodwaters while attempting to rescue someone in Ellicott City last weekend.

Howard County government provides hotel rooms for dozens of Ellicott City residents displaced by flood

Howard County officials said Friday they were providing temporary housing for dozens of Ellicott City residents who were displaced by flooding.

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Ellicott City flood leaves many workers without jobs

The floods that shuttered businesses in Ellicott City last weekend also put many people out of work.

Restaurant and bar fundraisers for Ellicott City flood victims

Baltimore area bars and restaurants and other establishments are announcing fundraisers to benefit victims of the flooding in Ellicott City

Catonsville house only one deemed 'unsafe' after flooding in Baltimore County

The home of Dan and Kay Broadwater was the only house in Baltimore County to be declared "unsafe" by county authorities after Sunday's heavy rains caused flooding throughout Baltimore and Howard counties.

Catonsville chamber mobilizing to raise funds for flood-damaged businesses

The Catonsville Chamber of Commerce is raising money to help Catonsville business owners who were affected by recent flooding through an online portal and by collecting donations at its Frederick Road Fridays event series.

'Water up to your neck': Flooding displaces six people in Southwest Baltimore; cleanup, aid efforts ongoing

While the destruction in Old Ellicott City 6 miles away garnered international attention, the same storm displaced at least six people from their homes in Southwest Baltimore's Beechfield neighborhood.

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Crews recover historic mill stones from Ellicott City flooding debris

Crews had to clear detritus of all types from storm drains and stream banks after Sunday's flooding in Ellicott City. But they also managed to recover something worth saving — a massive stone that was once used to grind grain in the old mill town.

Howard County officials answer questions, update flood victims on recovery efforts

Howard County officials did their best to provide answers at an information session Wednesday for residents and business owners affected by the flood.

National Guardsman's heroism in Ellicott City flood recalled as 'the most Eddie thing ever'

A man’s body was found in the Patapsco River on Tuesday, days after flooding devastated Ellicott City and the surrounding region, according to Howard County Police.

Ellicott City business owners, residents visit Main Street properties, assess damage after flood

Residents and shop owners were lined up outside the George Howard building waiting for credentials and access Tuesday morning, with some calling the situation a case of “twisted deja vu” from the disastrous flood in 2016.

Disaster assistance center opens to help flood victims navigate maze of services

Thirty-six hours after floods washed away residents and shop owners’ livlihoods in historic Ellicott City, relief began at the county’s Disaster Assistance Center, set up at the Ellicott City 50+ Center.

Ellicott City flood: Here's what a '1,000-year storm' actually means

The heavy winds and downpours that consumed Ellicott City this weekend formed a rare 1,000-year-storm. But what exactly does that mean?

Freelance photographer's tweets chronicling Ellicott City storm go viral

Trapped and in disbelief, freelance photographer Max Robinson began chronicling the storm on Twitter with videos, photos and commentary. His account went viral and even got the attention of media outlets.

Ellicott City shop owner says missing Guardsman was trying to save her when he was swept away in flood

Howard County officials are searching for a man reported missing from Sunday’s devastating floods in historic Ellicott City.

The day after Ellicott City flood, locals reckon with damage: 'We can't let this community die'

Residents, merchants and officials in Ellicott City awoke Monday to examine the devastation wrought by floods that coursed through the historic mill town the night before — the second time in less than two years. Many immediately began to ask the question: Should we rebuild again?

How does latest Ellicott City storm stack up with 2016? Meteorologists weigh in

The storm that hit historic Ellicott City and nearby areas Sunday is likely worse than the storm that caused flooding in 2016, according to meteorologists.

Photos: Aftermath of flooding in Ellicott City, surrounding areas

Ellicott City assesses damage the day after a flood ravaged its historic Main Street for the second time in two years.

Catonsville, Oella suffer worst of storm damage in Baltimore County

Torrential rains on Sunday caused flooding in Catonsville and Oella, chewing up pavement, toppling trees and flooding homes.

Bride and groom evacuated during Ellicott City flooding, still manage to get married

The torrential flooding in Ellicott City disrupted a wedding at the Main Street Ballroom on Sunday — but the bride and groom still managed to tie the knot, even after evacuating.

Donations begin pouring in following devastating Ellicott City flood

Donations quickly began piling up on Monday for victims of devastating flooding in Old Ellicott City the night before.

Flooding prompts rescues, evacuations throughout Baltimore region

The deluge of rain that caused flash flooding in Ellicott City and across the Baltimore region Sunday prompted the evacuation of at least three businesses in the city’s Woodberry neighborhood, according to the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management.

Flooding in Sykesville from massive rain storm resolved, town pitches in to get Main Street businesses cleaned up

The Mayor of Sykesville said Monday that the town recovered from minor flooding quickly after the May 27 rainstorm hit the region and brought water levels higher than the drains downtown, flooded the Baldwin’s Station parking lot and got into some basements on Main Street.

Heavy rains in Baltimore area causing severe flooding

Heavy rains in Baltimore area have caused flooding and challenging driving conditions.

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