For the second time in two years, Ellicott City Maryland has suffered devastating floods. Nearly ten inches of rain fell on this picturesque town in two hours triggering a massive flash flood. The Governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency.
As of this time, there are no reported fatalities from this flood.
A tragically similar flood occurred on July 30, 2016. Two had been killed in those raging waters.
It’s happening all over again. Main Street in @EllicottCity with devastating flooding. @CairnsKcairns @FOXBaltimore @wbaltv11 @wjz video courtesy my sister Kali Harris. (Explicit language) #EllicottCity #Maryland pic.twitter.com/IuwBRyPRzW— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) May 27, 2018
WATCH & RETWEET: Incredible new video is coming out of #EllicottCity, Maryland. Heavy #rain is causing #flooding and sparking water rescues. Here's a look at why the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flooding Emergency for parts of Maryland. #MDwx #Maryland pic.twitter.com/LE8YMY6gO1— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) May 27, 2018
"You need to turn around now!" In the midst of heavy rain and thunder claps, a police officer warns drivers to turn their vehicles around due to flooding in Ellicott City, a suburb of Baltimore. https://t.co/fed9FE9Abf pic.twitter.com/4mJEmkheHs— Vitor Santos (@jornalistavitor) May 27, 2018
Ellicott City is destroyed again. Damage downhill on Main Street looks devastatingly similar to that in 2016. pic.twitter.com/TLmv0raNHu— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) May 28, 2018
KLWX Balt-DC NWS Radar accumulated rainfall near devastated Ellicott City MD; enormous totals. pic.twitter.com/mCDQRJGBet— Don Paul WKBW (@donpaulwkbw) May 28, 2018
I just made it nearly all the way down Ellicott City’s Main Street. It’s destroyed. Caplan’s is gutted just like in 2016. Many other storefronts, too. pic.twitter.com/FJNWNZ6hGp— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) May 28, 2018
DEVELOPING: Flash flooding, water rescues reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaks much of the state. https://t.co/CfWjWkGHWA— ABC News (@ABC) May 27, 2018
Video shows water rushing down Main Street in Ellicott City, just outside Baltimore. It's the same street devastated by flash flooding in July 2016. pic.twitter.com/b3DMOcVswi
Ellicott City— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) May 27, 2018
Serious damage to downtown business district..similar to 2016 pic.twitter.com/gjMdmsvdES
Ellicott City is messed up. pic.twitter.com/7NCe9f5vRr— Marcus Wyche (@mwyche22) May 27, 2018