Historic Maryland Town Faces Long Recovery After Flooding
WASHINGTON (AP) — The picturesque Main Street of Ellicott City, Maryland, faces a months-long recovery that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars after devastating flooding that damaged nearly every home and business along the road.
Two people were killed when the town about 14 miles west of Baltimore took on 6.5 inches of water Saturday night, most of it between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The floodwaters swept away hundreds of cars, tore up sidewalks and wrecked storefronts and building foundations.
Police say a Pennsylvania woman visiting the town with her family was one of those killed after their car was caught in the raging floodwaters and carried toward the Patapsco River.