United States: Ellicott City declared on state of emergency due to massive flooding

Reuters
Delhi, India Published: May 28, 2018, 07:21 AM(IST)

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Local media reported up to 8 inches of rain had fallen on Ellicott City in only two hours

Heavy rain and severe flooding made streets in Ellicott City, Maryland look like a river on Sunday (May 27).

Videos uploaded to social media showed completely flooded streets, stranded cars and people trapped in buildings looking through windows as water flowed by.

Local media reported up to 8 inches of rain had fallen on Ellicott City in only two hours.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency. First responders arrived at the scene to rescue people trapped on buildings around the area, according to local media.

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