Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Sunday in Howard County as a massive storm drenched the Baltimore region, triggering flash floods in Ellicott City and leaving one person missing. Thirty rescues were carried out into Monday morning, officials said.
Brown water rushed through Ellicott City’s historic Main Street, toppling buildings and upending cars, as the nearby Patapsco River swelled to a record-breaking level. In some areas, water levels reached above the first floor of buildings, Howard County Fire and EMS said.
One person was missing following the Ellicott City flooding, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Monday morning. The circumstances were not immediately known. No fatalities were reported.
— Zachary Landow (@zrlandow) May 27, 2018