The video above shows citizens rescuing one woman during flash flooding last (Saturday) might in Ellicott City, Maryland (Howard County) that left one person dead. According to The Baltimore Sun, more than six inches of rain fell in about three hours with 4.5 inches falling in less than two hours. More video and images below.
At least one woman was found dead in the Patapsco River after flood waters ripped through the heart of the city.
City officials are evacuating people from flooded areas of Main Street and taking them to a local community center.
A flash flood warning was issued Saturday for much of the region; alerting residents of dangerous conditions — but what happened in the historic city wasn’t what anyone was expecting.
Around 9:30 p.m., fire crews began conducting water rescues throughout the city.
Flood waters rushed through the streets in parts of Maryland as rain and thunderstorms moved through the area Saturday evening, killing one person leaving 120 in need of rescue.
One woman drowned, but it was unclear if she was swept away or in a car. Andy Barth, spokesman for Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, said the victim’s identity is not known, and he could not say where her body was found.
Old Ellicott city is terrible from the storm pic.twitter.com/YYkQgDFTfS
— Ian Jett (@Ian_Jett) July 31, 2016
— Allan H. Kittleman (@HoCoGovExec) July 31, 2016