Tag: flooding

Hogan requests federal aid for May flooding in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Howard counties

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The outside of a flooded basement unit at the Frederick Manor apartments. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

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.

Benefits scheduled for Ellicott City after devastating flood

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Workers clean up Main Street in Ellicott City after Sunday’s devastating flood. Image still from a video shot by the Howard County Government.

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]

Maryland Sends Help to Ailing Flood Victims in Texas

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Volunteers from across Maryland are heading southwest to assist tens of thousands of people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Good News: Hurricane Matthew is Shifting Away from Maryland

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Courtesy NHC/NOAA
Courtesy NHC/NOAA

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.

Meadow Mill Businesses Clean Up After Weekend Flood

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Photo by Ed Gunts
Photo by Ed Gunts

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.

Annapolis Hailed as National Treasure, Braces for Future Flooding

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photo via City of Annapolis
photo via City of Annapolis

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.

Inner Harbor Likely to See More Flooding Over Next 30 Years

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Inner Harbor flooding (via weather.com)
Inner Harbor flooding (via weather.com)

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.

Baltimore Hit With Record-Breaking Rainfall

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Photo via meteorologist Justin Berk
Photo via meteorologist Justin Berk

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.

Flooding Is Turning Into a Serious Problem for Baltimore

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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.”

Mudslide Reported in Baltimore Cemetery

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Photo via WBAL
Photo via WBAL

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…

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