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Maryland Recovers After Ravaging Floodwaters

Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, MD, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and damaging homes and businesses.

Workers walk past a hill in front of the A.M.E. Baptist Church that was washed away in the overnight flash flood that hit Ellicott City, Md., on July 31, 2016.

The city received almost 6 inches of rain from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, the equivalent of a full month's normal rainfall, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said.

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A car is submerged in the Patapsco River. The river, which runs through the area, rose more than 13 feet Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.

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Workers inspect damage on historic Main Street after the heavy downpour.

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A worker walks past a damaged vehicle as he carries lumber to shore up one of the stores damaged by flood water. Amy Davis / The Baltimore Sun via AP
Recovery and cleanup crews begin restoration work on damaged streets. Amy Davis / The Baltimore Sun via AP