A massive flood destroyed much of Ellicott City, MD’s historic district over the weekend.
According to NBC, six inches of rainfall caused the nearby Patapsco River to rise nearly 13 feet, and the raging waters swept two people to their deaths and stranded more than one hundred others, like this woman who was eventually saved by a few good samaritans.
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Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman told NBC the area looked “like a war zone.”
Joyce Healy added that she had “never seen anything like this, ever.”
“The devastation down here — I’m just really concerned about them being able to rebuild.”
Governor Larry Hogan vowed on Sunday to “bring in whatever equipment, whatever manpower they need from every single department” until the state of emergency is alleviated.