These 15 Photos Show Just How Powerful The Flood In Maryland Really Was

I can’t believe I’m writing about another Ellicott City flood in less than two years, but sadly, here we are.

On Sunday May 27th, historic Ellicott City and surrounding areas were hammered by several inches of rain. A local Catonsville weather station registered a whopping 13 inches of rain in a three hour span, from around 3:30pm until 6:30pm. A flash-flood emergency was issued but many residents, visitors, and store owners were already stuck, unable to wade through rushing water or get to their cars, which may have already been washed away. One fatality has now been reported. Body of National Guardsman Eddison Hermond was found the afternoon of Tuesday May 29th.

Now national news, some are saying that this flood is even worse than in 2016. As days go by, we will learn even more about the extent of the damage. For now, here are 15 images that show just how powerful and devastating this event really was…

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