Streets turn to rivers as thunderstorms roll through Maryland

Elias Hubbard
May 28, 2018

"**FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY** remains in effect for Ellicott City".

FOX 5's Mike Thomas says radar is now estimating about eight inches of rain in the three-hour-duration of the rain.

Flash flooding and water rescues are being reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaks much of the state.

The newspaper reports that the swirling waters reached the second flood of one building at its height.

Hogan urged residents of the affected area to seek higher ground.

Heavy flooding has been reported on Main Street-that's the same street where flash flooding turned the street into a deadly river in July 2016. The agency added that water had risen above the first floor of buildings in some areas and that it had received reports of building collapses.

Authorities said they had no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries. However, Howard County officials tweeted that there was "no call for volunteers or unsolicited donations" immediately, but urged people to look for updates on that front.

"If you are trapped, we are coming", Howard County Fire & EMS tweeted.

Dramatic photos and video emerged showing fast-moving torrents of brown water rushing down Main Street in Ellicott City, just outside Baltimore, on Sunday.

Flooding submerged parts of Maryland Sunday, prompting water rescues and shutting down roads. A Flash Flood Emergency remains in place.

A central Maryland town was hit by flash flooding Sunday afternoon, less than two years after a devastating flash flood blamed for two deaths and millions of dollars in damage.

Anyone looking for higher ground can go to the Roger Carter Community Center, the county said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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