Epic flash flood devastates Baltimore suburb; buildings toppled, torrents raging through streets

Epic flash flood devastates Baltimore suburb; buildings toppled, torrents raging through streets
Fast-moving floodwaters in Ellicott City, MD. At top center of image, see opposite-corner stoplight stand being wrenched out of place. Car at left is being carried with current. (Image: Screen grab of Twitter video via Daily Mail)

[Ed. – No exaggeration; it really is that bad. Incredible footage at the link.]

Roaring flash floods that struck a Maryland city have toppled buildings, swept away dozens of cars and turned streets into raging rivers that reached as high as six feet.

Dramatic footage and photos showed the sudden and violent floodwaters surging through Ellicott City, about 13 miles outside of Baltimore, on Sunday as torrential rain soaked much of the state. …

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services tweeted that multiple rescues were carried out, and rescue swimmers had been called in to help. …

The National Weather Service said nearly eight inches of rain flooded the town. …

Some residents of Ellicott City told The Baltimore Sun the flooding appeared to be worse than a storm two years ago that killed two people and destroyed local businesses.

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