Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

Flooding on Main Street in Baltimore MD. Twitter  Libby Solomon

Flooding on Main Street in Baltimore MD. Twitter Libby Solomon

Hogan toured the area Sunday with Kittleman. Photographs, videos and tweets show fast-moving water, overturned cars and damage to roads and businesses.

The National Weather Service called the flooding an "extremely risky and potentially catastrophic situation" as the rains pounded the city Sunday evening.

The devastation was especially hard to comprehend coming barely two years after the last flood that ravaged the city, he said.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman signed an emergency declaration for the county. There as yet remain no reports of fatalities, said Howard County spokeswoman Karen Spicer. "Clearly this is worse than it was in July of 2016".

Officials opened a shelter at a community center in Ellicott City.

Other places offering assistance to displaced residents are St. Peter's Episcopal Church and St. Paul Catholic Church.

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"I can tell you my heart is broken thinking about what the people have gone through here and the people's lives who were devastated two years ago and rebuilt". The disaster left two dead and damaged dozens of buildings.

Howard County Fire and EMS told WRC the water started to recede around 5:20 p.m. "It's just devastating because people have their lives tied up in this and went through a heck of a lot and came back and now they're starting all over again". If you are there, stay safe where you are and let us know if you need help. The money was slated to improve a culvert on West End to protect homeowners in the area. They said "hundreds of rescuers" are swarming to the area.

In a news conference, Kittleman said that it takes a while to plan projects to mitigate flooding. "PLEASE DO NOT be their next recovery they will have to make today". The Patapsco River, located southeast of Ellicott City, experienced a 17-foot-climb in water levels over those two hours.

"Strong storms bringing heavy rain & potential for flash floods are now moving across central Maryland".

Jeff Halveson, professor of meteorology at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County and a contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, said the storm pattern had essentially stalled over Ellicott City, the same phenomenon that caused massive flooding in the City of Frederick two weeks ago.

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