Gov. Larry Hogan today submitted a request for federal aid following the devastating flooding last month that affected parts of West Baltimore and Baltimore County and again ravaged Main Street in Ellicott City, the governor’s office announced today.
In the wake of the severe flooding that devastated Ellicott City’s Main Street, the second such disaster in less than two years, local businesses are hosting benefits to help the town get back on its feet. Already, Hysteria Brewing Company in Columbia held an event Monday to raise money for relief efforts.
Here’s a roundup of benefits in the coming days and weeks, including one that is pitching in to help people in West Baltimore affected by the flooding. We’ll try to update the list as we see more. If you are planning an event and would like it included, please email [email protected]
Volunteers from across Maryland are heading southwest to assist tens of thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
Anyone who’s been in Charm City through heavy storms knows the city’s waterways have a propensity to flood. With that in mind, many are warily eyeing Hurricane Matthew’s path this week as the storm makes its way up the East Coast.
In Baltimore’s Meadow Mill business community, many tenants spent Monday cleaning up and drying out after Saturday’s flood, with some planning to reopen right away but at least one tenant saying it may be weeks before his business can reopen.
A historic preservation group bestowed “National Treasure” status on Annapolis today, but they didn’t have Nicolas Cage or tourism dollars in mind. Instead, they’re aiming to keep the jewel from disappearing underwater.
Baltimore could see a tenfold increase in flooding by 2045, a new report warns. With seas rising, Inner Harbor and other areas of the city are expected to see more flood events per year, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Remember when we wrote about Baltimore’s looming flood problems? (To refresh your memory — a NOAA report listed Baltimore among the cities at greatest risk for “nuisance floods” in the years to come.) Well, it looks like they were right, at least based on yesterday’s torrential, record-breaking downpour.
Floods cause road closure, water damage, and the kind of erosion that can destroy a block’s worth of cars in a few seconds. And lucky us, Baltimore is near the top of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report listing cities facing frequent “nuisance floods.”
After a winter of snow, snow, and more snow, who would’ve guessed that rain would be the most damaging precipitation to hit Baltimore this year? After the floating Dumpster and collapsing street, we thought we were through with the weather-related drama… but now WBAL is reporting another mudslide, this time at Western Cemetery. According to WBAL, headstones have been dislodged, but “there’s no word yet as to whether actual graves were compromised.”
I would say something like, “How much worse could this get?!”–but I’m afraid of tempting fate. And, yes, the forecast is calling for more rain this weekend…