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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.
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.
Workers inspect damage on historic Main Street after the heavy downpour.
A worker walks past a damaged vehicle as he carries lumber to shore up one of the stores damaged by flood water.
Recovery and cleanup crews begin restoration work on damaged streets.