Crews rescuing people as torrential floods hit Ellicott City

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The National Weather Service called the flooding an “extremely dangerous and potentially catastrophic situation” as the rains pounded the city Sunday evening. Amid the flooding, the Howard fire department warned people trapped on the city’s Main Street to climb to the second floors of buildings as they awaited rescue.

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“We have a deck that goes into the woods, and we knew that was an escape route to Church Road,” she said.

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“People don’t understand,” she said, on the verge of tears, “it happens so quickly.”

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She said she saw a garbage can and other detritus flowing down Main Street but nothing larger.

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Before declaring a state of emergency, Hogan activated the state’s emergency response, which sends extra rescue personnel to the scene from various state agencies, said his spokeswoman Amelia Chasse.

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He said the storm could drop 10 or so inches of rain total before it wound down. He said he thought the flooding could ultimately be worse than what was seen in Ellicott City in 2016. Howard County officials had estimated the damage from that flooding at at least $22.4 million.

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