Flooding in Ellicott City | Watch Streets Become Rivers!
Wednesday night, veins of heavy rain created flooding in Ellicott City and ran rivers in the streets of Maryland.
Storms bearing heavy rain swept over southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. Central Pa. was spared serious damage, but residents of Ellicott City took to Twitter to flaunt video of their flood streets.
َccording to Howard County government officials, Main Street in Old Ellicott City is closed between Maryland and Rogers avenues, reportedly before 6:30 p.m.
Those in historic Ellicott City should seek higher ground quickly. A flash flood warning is in progress until 8:45 p.m., and a flood warning is in effect until 9:30 p.m.
The 2 years ago flooding in Ellicott City is returned once again
Once again, it wasn’t long before the city was trending. It was just over two years ago when heavy rain created a river in the streets of Ellicott City, Maryland.
Neal Augenstein, a reporter with WTOP posted on Twitter that “flood alert sirens sounding in historic Ellicott City. Sirens mean get to higher ground.”
BWI measured 2.39 inches of rain between 4:54 and 5:49 p.m., at which point it was still raining, according to the National Weather Service. Augenstein said that flooding in 2016 and 2018 directed the city to get the emergency alert sirens.
“They can be activated by Howard County officials, who are monitoring flood conditions, or when the National Weather Service activates flash flood warnings for Historic Ellicott City,” he added.
“Ellicott City Safe and Sound Tone Alert System has been activated and has sounded numerous times and will continue to sound periodically throughout the warning period,” Howard County government officials reported about flooding in Ellicott City before 6:30 p.m.
That area of Maryland is under a flash flood warning until 9:15 p.m.