Baltimore’s Catastrophic Flooding Is As Terrifying As It Is Surreal
Heavy rains once again drenched the Baltimore, Maryland area, leaving the place the site of devastating flash flooding. Elliot City was the worst hit, at times, it appears that the city was submerged in a monster river.
Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency for the state. Maryland Emergency Management Agency has been working with all affected areas. Swift water rescue has been out saving lives.
“This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC situation,” the National Weather Service tweeted.
Tons of brown water flowed like rapids down streets, moving automobiles and leaving ruins in its wake.
“It is equally devasting, if not more so, than the flood of July 30, 2016,” said county spokesman Mark Miller. “Right now, we’re solely focused on making sure everyone is safe and no one is injured or dies as a result of this flooding.”
As of now, no deaths have been reported, which is completely amazing after you watch the videos of the catastrophic flooding. Hundreds of rescuers were put into action as soon as the flooding began. Please read our flash flood survival guide for more information on flash floods.
— Matt Rodewald FOX 10 (@Matt_Fox10) May 27, 2018
Devastating flooding is hitting Main Street in Ellicott City again. Video courtesy of @JeremyHarrisTV.
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— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@wjz) May 27, 2018
Water is back up, and more rain coming our way. pic.twitter.com/RCMjcIkPFn
— Libby Solomon (@libsolomon) May 27, 2018
Author: Jim Satney
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