"It's significantly higher than it was before", she told the newspaper, comparing the floodwaters to those of 2016.

Crews responded to several rescue calls Sunday evening, and additional crews from Northern Virginia also assisted.

The 2016 flood spurred an influx of giving to rebuild in Ellicott City. Of course, we have rescue folks in Ellicott City now. Two people were found dead after that Saturday night deluge, which Kittleman said at the time left the worst damage in at least 50 years and perhaps the worst in the town's history.


"If you are trapped, we are coming", the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services tweeted at one point.

Storm Team4's Somara Theodore said that Ellicott City is positioned in a valley between two major streams in the Patapsco River. A spokeswoman in Baltimore County said the fire department has received dozens of calls about cars stuck in high water, as well as flooded basements.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said the damage sustained Sunday is worse than what the city saw in 2016.

The floods hit the same scenic town that was slammed by a similar storm in July 2016. Howard County officials announced they were opening an emergency operations center to manage its response.


Raging water toppled buildings, swept away cars and rose as high as nearly two metres in Ellicott City, about 22km west of Baltimore, on Sunday (local time).

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