Flood-ravaged Ellicott City in need of volunteers, county’s top leader says

by Ralph Fox, WTOP.com

WASHINGTON —Howard County officials are looking to the public for volunteers and assistance as recovery efforts continue in flood-ravaged Ellicott City.

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman said they are still determining the destruction caused by the deadly floodwaters on July 30.

“We’re focusing on how we can make it stronger and better for our infrastructure for storm water remediation, storm water management,” Kittleman said.

The public has played a part in the rebuilding efforts. Kittleman said there have been plenty of donations since the flooding, but said there was a long way to go.

How to help

Financial donations are being accepted at the Ellicott City Partnership’s webpage, helpellicottcity.com, and at the United Way of Central Maryland’s donation page.  You can also text the keyword “ECStrong” to 51555.

If you would like to volunteer your time, you can call the Howard County non-emergency hotline at 410-313-2900.

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