Photos: Ellicott City flooding

From left, Students Giana Han, 19, Alex Booth, 19, Taruna Emani, 18, Olivia Black, 19, and Matt Rutkowski, 17, help during the clean up of Ellicott City after the flood that ravaged the city. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
From left, Students Giana Han, 19, Alex Booth, 19, Taruna Emani, 18, Olivia Black, 19, and Matt Rutkowski, 17, help during the clean up of Ellicott City after the flood that ravaged the city. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
FILE -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing legislation for paid sick leave benefits that he says will balance the needs of Maryland's employees while not hurting the state's small businesses. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland governor Larry Hogan. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Relief efforts offer free meals during the Ellicott City recovery (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Relief efforts offer free meals during the Ellicott City recovery (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Ellicott City clean up begins after historic flooding ravaged the city (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Ellicott City clean up begins after historic flooding ravaged the city (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)

A home along Main Street in #EllicottCity where flash floods hit July 30th

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Boarded-up windows on Ellicott City's flood-damaged Main Street. (Howard County photo)
Boarded-up windows on Main Street. (Howard County photo) ((Howard County photo))
A view from inside one of the damaged buildings on Main Street. (Howard County photo)
A view from inside one of the damaged buildings on Main Street. (Howard County photo) ((Howard County photo))
An aerial view of the damage on Main Street. (Howard County photo)
An aerial view of the damage on Main Street. (Howard County photo) ((Howard County photo))
An aerial view of the damage on Main Street. (Howard County photo)
An aerial view of the damage on Main Street. (Howard County photo) ((Howard County photo))
Volunteers assist with the cleanup along Main Street after flash floods ravaged Ellicott City's downtown. (Courtesy Howard County)
Volunteers assist with the cleanup along Main Street after flash floods ravaged Ellicott City’s downtown. (Howard County photo) ((Courtesy Howard County))
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Debris from the flooding is seen on an awning in Ellicott City, Maryland on Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron) (WTOP/John Aaron)
Damage from the flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron)
Damage from the flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron) (WTOP/John Aaron)
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The rear of the 8100 block of Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland is seen on Aug. 4, 2016. The waters from the Tiber River, which flows into the upper Western Branch of the Patapsco River, rose to the window level and blew out all of the windows of a department store. (WTOP/John Aaron) (WTOP/John Aaron)
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Ellicott City’s Main Street is seen on Aug. 4, 2016. This photo was taken about 400 feet from the most unsound buildings. (WTOP/John Aaron) (WTOP/John Aaron)
This 2013 photo provided by the University of Baltimore shows in his office at the University of Baltimore. Blevins, director of financial aid at the school, died in a flash flood in Ellicott City, Md., Saturday, July 30, 2016. (University of Baltimore via AP)
This 2013 photo provided by the University of Baltimore shows Joseph Blevins in his office at the University of Baltimore. Blevins, director of financial aid at the school, died in a flash flood in Ellicott City, Maryland, Saturday, July 30, 2016. (University of Baltimore via AP) From The Associated Press: University President Kurt Schmoke and Provost Darlene Brannigan Smith said in a statement Monday that they are shocked and saddened by the death of 38-year-old Joseph Blevins of Windsor Mill. Police say Blevins and his girlfriend were in a vehicle that got caught in the floodwaters Saturday night. She was rescued but he was swept away. The university officials say Blevins started working for the school in 2008. They say he was known for his calm demeanor, sense of humor and helpful attitude. They say Blevins believed strongly in the role of financial assistance in transforming students’ lives. (AP)
This undated photo provided by the Universal Church Directories shows Jessica Watsula and her daughter Sarah. A catastrophic storm Saturday, July 30, 2016, that ripped through Ellicott City, Md., claimed the lives Jessica Watsula and Joseph Blevins, whose cars were swept into the Patapsco River's raging waters. (Universal Church Directories via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Universal Church Directories shows Jessica Watsula and her daughter Sarah. A catastrophic storm Saturday, July 30, 2016, that ripped through Ellicott City, Maryland, claimed the lives Jessica Watsula and Joseph Blevins, whose cars were swept into the Patapsco River’s raging waters. (Universal Church Directories via AP) From The Associated Press: A pastor says a woman killed by flash flood waters in Ellicott City, Maryland, was the single mother of a 10-year-old girl. The Rev. Dean Cover shared his memories of 35-year-old Jessica Watsula on Monday in a telephone interview from Living Waters Chapel in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He says Watsula and her daughter Sarah joined the Christian congregation about eight years ago. He remembers her as a gracious, upbeat woman. Cover says Watsula worked in a shoe store in Lebanon. He says she was thrilled when she got the job in the past year because it enabled her to spend more time at home and at the church, where she volunteered in a child-care program. Cover says Watsula also enjoyed working out at an area gym. (AP/uncredited)
In Ellicott City, Caplan's Dept. Store building has an entire brick wall that collapsed from flooding, seen here on Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron)
In Ellicott City, Caplan’s Dept. Store building has an entire brick wall that collapsed from the July 30 flooding, seen here on Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron) (WTOP/John Aaron)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city’s historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) ((WTOP/Nick Iannelli))
A view of downtown Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Officials are blocking off the street to assess the structural integrity of the buildings. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
A view of downtown Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Officials are blocking off the street to assess the structural integrity of the buildings. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Some of the damage the flooding caused around Ellicott City, Maryland captured on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Some of the damage the flooding caused around Ellicott City, Maryland captured on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Some of the damage the flooding caused around Ellicott City, Maryland captured on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
More than 6 inches of water swept through Ellicott City's Main Street Saturday, causing massive damage. Picture is debris on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
More than 6 inches of water swept through Ellicott City’s Main Street Saturday, causing massive damage. Picture is debris on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Debris litters parts of Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Debris litters parts of Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along  the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman) (AP)
Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman) (AP)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman) (AP)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along  the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman) (AP)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along  the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman) (AP)
Main Street in Ellicott City remains cordoned off as tow trucks and emergency personnel continue their work. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Main Street in Ellicott City remains cordoned off as tow trucks and emergency personnel continue their work. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
One by one, tow trucks continue to move the cars swept away by the Ellicott City flooding to Centennial High School. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
One by one, tow trucks continue to move the cars swept away by the Ellicott City flooding to Centennial High School. (WTOP/Mike Murillo) (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Cars are piled on top of each other in the Meadow Mill parking lot along the Jones Falls in Baltimore on Sunday, July 31, 2016, following Saturday night's storms. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Cars are piled on top of each other in the Meadow Mill parking lot along the Jones Falls in Baltimore on Sunday, July 31, 2016, following Saturday night’s storms. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
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Ellicott City.Maryland, sustained major damage along Main Street after flash flooding on July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
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Officials tour the damage left behind after flash flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland, on July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
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Howard County Executive Allan Kettleman and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan survey the damage after severe flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland, July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
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Cars were totaled in the flash flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland, July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
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From left: Maryland Del. Bob Flanagan, Howard County Executive Allan Kettleman, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Rep. Elijah Cummings discuss the damage and destruction from the floods in Ellicott City, Maryland. THey met July 31, 2016, a day after the flooding. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
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The interior of a car destroyed by the flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seen. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
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Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman said that many Ellicott City, Maryland, businesses are nearly completely destroyed, especially those at the bottom of the hill after flooding on July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Severe flooding brought extensive damage to vehicles, roads, homes and businesses in Ellicott City. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Severe flooding brought extensive damage to vehicles, roads, homes and businesses in Ellicott City. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Carolyn Sanchez, who lives on upper Main Street, describes the waist high water that sent cars crashing into each other, like the scene behind her on the street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Carolyn Sanchez, who lives on upper Main Street, describes the waist high water that sent cars crashing into each other, like the scene behind her on the street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
Vehicles collide each other on Main Street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Vehicles collide each other on Main Street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
A submerged car is visible in the Patapsco River, seen from the Howard County side of Patapsco Valley State Park after the sidewalk caved in due to Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
A submerged car is visible in the Patapsco River, seen from the Howard County side of Patapsco Valley State Park after the sidewalk caved in due to Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
Recovery and cleanup is underway on historic Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Recovery and cleanup is underway on historic Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
On July 30, 2016, floodwaters tore through the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods, leaving two people dead and many homes and businesses damaged. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP, file)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
A worker carries lumber to shore up one of the stores on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
A worker carries lumber to shore up one of the stores on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
Crew members work near the railroad trestle at the end of historic Main Street, where flood damaged vehicles block the street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016.  (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Crew members work near the railroad trestle at the end of historic Main Street, where flood damaged vehicles block the street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
Workers stabilize a building on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Workers stabilize a building on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP) (AP)
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The flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland did extensive damage. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The aftermath of the flood that rushed through Ellicott City saw cars on top of car and lots of debris . (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The aftermath of the flood that rushed through Ellicott City saw cars on top of car and lots of debris . (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Flooding is seen in Ellicott City ravaged through Main Street Saturday, July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Flooding is seen in Ellicott City ravaged through Main Street Saturday, July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The weather’s impact hit hard in Ellicott City where severe flooding killed two and brought extensive damage to vehicles, roads, homes and businesses. A state of emergency has been declared. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The weather’s impact hit hard in Ellicott City where severe flooding killed two and brought extensive damage to vehicles, roads, homes and businesses. A state of emergency has been declared. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Mud covers the roads in Ellicott City, Maryland, after a flash flood destroyed Main Street. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Mud covers the roads in Ellicott City, Maryland, after a flash flood destroyed Main Street. (WTOP/Dennis Foley) (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Ellicott City experienced major flash flooding that started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016. (Courtesy YouTube)
Ellicott City experienced major flash flooding that started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016. (Courtesy YouTube) (Courtesy YouTube)
View from Phoenix Emporium Old Town Ellicott City (Courtesy of Karry Chico Brown/Facebook)
View from Phoenix Emporium Old Town Ellicott City (Courtesy of Karry Chico Brown/Facebook) (Courtesy of Karry Chico Brown/Facebook)
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From left, Students Giana Han, 19, Alex Booth, 19, Taruna Emani, 18, Olivia Black, 19, and Matt Rutkowski, 17, help during the clean up of Ellicott City after the flood that ravaged the city. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
FILE -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing legislation for paid sick leave benefits that he says will balance the needs of Maryland's employees while not hurting the state's small businesses. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Relief efforts offer free meals during the Ellicott City recovery (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Ellicott City clean up begins after historic flooding ravaged the city (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Boarded-up windows on Ellicott City's flood-damaged Main Street. (Howard County photo)
A view from inside one of the damaged buildings on Main Street. (Howard County photo)
An aerial view of the damage on Main Street. (Howard County photo)
An aerial view of the damage on Main Street. (Howard County photo)
Volunteers assist with the cleanup along Main Street after flash floods ravaged Ellicott City's downtown. (Courtesy Howard County)
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Damage from the flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron)
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This 2013 photo provided by the University of Baltimore shows in his office at the University of Baltimore. Blevins, director of financial aid at the school, died in a flash flood in Ellicott City, Md., Saturday, July 30, 2016. (University of Baltimore via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Universal Church Directories shows Jessica Watsula and her daughter Sarah. A catastrophic storm Saturday, July 30, 2016, that ripped through Ellicott City, Md., claimed the lives Jessica Watsula and Joseph Blevins, whose cars were swept into the Patapsco River's raging waters. (Universal Church Directories via AP)
In Ellicott City, Caplan's Dept. Store building has an entire brick wall that collapsed from flooding, seen here on Aug. 4, 2016. (WTOP/John Aaron)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Scenes from the clean-up of Ellicott City after flash floods on July 30 ravaged the city's historic Main Street. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
A view of downtown Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Officials are blocking off the street to assess the structural integrity of the buildings. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Some of the damage the flooding caused around Ellicott City, Maryland captured on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
More than 6 inches of water swept through Ellicott City's Main Street Saturday, causing massive damage. Picture is debris on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Debris litters parts of Main Street in Ellicott City on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along  the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Maryland is seen Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along Main Street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along  the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Damage along Main Street in historic Ellicott City, Md., is viewed Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, after the city was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing two people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. Virtually every home or business along  the street sustained at least some damage, and the cost of repairs could reach the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Main Street in Ellicott City remains cordoned off as tow trucks and emergency personnel continue their work. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
One by one, tow trucks continue to move the cars swept away by the Ellicott City flooding to Centennial High School. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Cars are piled on top of each other in the Meadow Mill parking lot along the Jones Falls in Baltimore on Sunday, July 31, 2016, following Saturday night's storms. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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Severe flooding brought extensive damage to vehicles, roads, homes and businesses in Ellicott City. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Carolyn Sanchez, who lives on upper Main Street, describes the waist high water that sent cars crashing into each other, like the scene behind her on the street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Vehicles collide each other on Main Street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
A submerged car is visible in the Patapsco River, seen from the Howard County side of Patapsco Valley State Park after the sidewalk caved in due to Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Recovery and cleanup is underway on historic Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
On July 30, 2016, floodwaters tore through the city’s downtown and nearby neighborhoods, leaving two people dead and many homes and businesses damaged. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP, file)
A worker carries lumber to shore up one of the stores on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Crew members work near the railroad trestle at the end of historic Main Street, where flood damaged vehicles block the street after Saturday night’s flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016.  (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Workers stabilize a building on Main Street after the sidewalk caved in due to overnight flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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The aftermath of the flood that rushed through Ellicott City saw cars on top of car and lots of debris . (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Flooding is seen in Ellicott City ravaged through Main Street Saturday, July 30, 2016. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
The weather’s impact hit hard in Ellicott City where severe flooding killed two and brought extensive damage to vehicles, roads, homes and businesses. A state of emergency has been declared. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Mud covers the roads in Ellicott City, Maryland, after a flash flood destroyed Main Street. (WTOP/Dennis Foley)
Ellicott City experienced major flash flooding that started around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016. (Courtesy YouTube)
View from Phoenix Emporium Old Town Ellicott City (Courtesy of Karry Chico Brown/Facebook)

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