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.
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.
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.
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.