Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

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Ellicott City, which is just outside Baltimore, was experiencing "significant" flash flooding, Fox 5 reported.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that people should use extreme caution and heed all of the weather advisories. She said that this flood looks a lot worse than the flood nearly two years ago.

Jeff Halverson, professor of meteorology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a contributor to the Capital Weather Gang, said the storm pattern had essentially stalled over Ellicott City, the same phenomenon that caused massive flooding in the city of Frederick two weeks ago.

Dramatic video from Ellicott City showed cars being swept away by raging waters along its historic Main Street.

After floods devastated Ellicott City in 2016, killing two people, it was called a "once in 1,000 years flood".

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When asked to compare Sunday's flood to the flooding in 2016, Hemmis said, "I'd imagine this is worse".

Loretta Moran was returning with her husband to their house on Main Street from their son's wedding the night before when they noticed the Tiber River was running extremely high.

Water rescues are being reported in Ellicott City, Maryland.

The floods hit the same scenic town that was slammed by a similar storm in July 2016.

But by about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the newspaper reports, much of the water had subsided and rescue officials were walking around the downtown area while making sure people evacuated. Residents have been urged to remain indoors and move to the second or third floor of buildings. The agency added that water had risen above the first floor of buildings in some areas and that it had received reports of building collapses.

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The generosity of the entire greater Baltimore region was on display last time Ellicott City found itself underwater, Smith said.

Meanwhile, some roads were also flooded in neighboring Baltimore County.

"If you are trapped, we are coming", Howard County Fire & EMS tweeted.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman signed an emergency declaration for the county. Affected Ellicott City residents may go to the Roger Carter Community Center or St. Peter's Episcopal Church, where Howard County emergency officials have set up shelters.

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