The Ellicott City Flood of July 30, 2016

Historic Rainfall in Ellicott City MD July 2016

On July 30, 2016 Ellicott City more than six inches of rain fell in less than two hours, causing a destructive flash flood that claimed two lives, damaged 90 businesses and hundreds of vehicles, displaced nearly 100 residents and left hundreds more unemployed.

In the days and weeks that followed the storm, county public works crews began stabilizing infrastructure such as water mains and stormwater systems in the historic community while community volunteers, residents, merchants and property owners began the enormous task of digging out, cleaning up and rebuilding their properties.

Much progress has been made with many businesses on Main Street having reopened for business, but there are still many working every day to get to the point of reopening as well as many residents in teh West End community still cleaning up and rebuilding the damage to their homes. One EC Recovery Project is dedicated to assisting those affected by the flooding in their recovery process.

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