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Preliminary estimate for Frederick Avenue flood damages more than $2M, enough for federal assistance

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A stretch of Frederick Avenue on May 30, recently cleared of debris from a flash flood on May 27. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Ten days after a flash flood ripped through a low-lying section of Frederick Avenue, residents are still cleaning up and piecing their lives back together. On Wednesday morning, Baltimore’s director of emergency management offered a preliminary financial estimate of the damages caused by the heavy rains, which he said should be enough to warrant federal help with the ongoing cleanup.

Under Flood Watch One Year After Deadly Rains, Ellicott City Proceeding With Weekend Commemoration

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Photo of Ellicott City in May 2016. By Famartin, via Wikimedia Commons.

Almost one year ago to this day, a deadly flood swept through Old Ellicott City and took much of the town with it into the Patapsco River. This weekend, the Ellicott City community will be commemorating the sad occasion while outlasting another threat of a flood.

Historic Ellicott City Set for a Resurgent Small Business Saturday

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Shoppers outside "A Journey from Junk" on Main Street on Nov. 5, Courtesy Allan Kittleman/Facebook
Shoppers outside “A Journey from Junk” on Main Street on Nov. 5, Courtesy Allan Kittleman/Facebook

Nearly four months ago, a flash flood changed the lives of business owners on Ellicott City’s Main Street by dumping six inches of rain and sending a surge of water crashing through their historic section of town. Tomorrow morning, most of those merchants will finally be back in business.

Kayaker Discovers Ellicott City’s Lost Clock

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Photo via @NEWeatherWx
Photo via @NEWeatherWx

Many things were lost in the historic floods that plagued Ellicott City over the weekend–including cars, businesses, and even lives. But at least one thing has been recovered.

Heroic Rescue Bright Spot in Ellicott City’s Tragic & Historic Flooding

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Photo via @NEWeatherWx
Photo via @NEWeatherWx

A historic flash flood tore through Ellicott City over the weekend, a once-in-a-thousand-years kind of weather event that left two dead. The toll might’ve been worse, though, if not for the heroic intervention of a group of bystanders.

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