July 31 2016 – Daylight is going to shed a new perspective on how serious the damage and destruction are along Main Street in Historic Ellicott City Maryland. The water is gone, but mud, debris, and sink holes are left behind. This area at the bottom of the hill funnels all the water into the Patapsco River and is prone to some big floods, and Saturday July 30 will rank among the worst on record. In addition to cars floating into each other and video below showing them taking out the famous clock, the road has been torn up and buckled, and many store fronts are damaged. Some even missing the bottom floor and may not be able to be renovated. Local fire officials count dozens of water rescues but amazingly no serious injuries.
Doppler Radar estimated over 4 inches in the area as a storm pulsed overhead, but a local weather station recorded over 6 inches of rain in about two hours. The images and videos here have been shared online overnight, but I wanted to put them all in one place for easy access and assessment.