Intense rainfall caused severe flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland where cars and debris were picked up and carried down the road. Two years ago the town was hit by similar flooding.
Ellicott City is again experiencing dangerous, life-threatening flooding due to slow-moving storms. Move to the highest level of your home if flooding is occurring.
WBAL-TV 11 Weather meteorologist Tony Pann said radar was estimating as much as 8 inches of rain since the storm started. More rain is expected to fall in the area into Sunday night.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman told 11 News that there were swift-water rescues underway.
“This is a terrible, terrible time. We have some severe flooding in Ellicott City. I do encourage everybody to stay away from Ellicott City, if you’re not there. If you are there, stay safe where you are and let us know if you need help. Of course, we have rescue folks in Ellicott City now. We’re doing the best we can to help anybody that needs help,” Kittleman said.
The Howard County Fire & EMS agency tweeted that water was above the first floor of some buildings.