Maryland flood in Ellicott City claims two lives, destroys downtown

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Floodwaters ravaged low-lying Ellicott City, Md., in late July, claiming two lives while destroying homes and businesses. Located 14 miles west of Baltimore, the town received 6.5 inches of rain, mostly within two hours, according to the National Weather Service.

More than 100 people required rescue services, which included spontaneous citizen responses. The local Patapsco River rose more than 13 feet during the deluge, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s total devastation, people’s lives in this community are going to be changed forever,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told the Weather Channel.

The Ellicott City Partnership, a 501(c)3 committed to preserving Historic Ellicott City, solicited donations to assist flood victims, including business owners.

Pray for the recovery of Ellicott City families and businesses as they respond to this historic flood.

Fox News: 2 dead after historic Maryland town ravaged by floodwaters

NBC: Two Dead, 100 Rescued After Flooding Causes ‘Tremendous Devastation’ in Maryland

The Weather Channel: 2 Maryland Flood Victims Identified; ‘Total Devastation’ in Ellicott City

Ellicott City Partnership: Donate to Assist EC Flood Victims