After two deadly floods devastated Ellicott City, Maryland, within two years, the historic district will be getting emergency alert sirens.
Almost eight months after a dramatic flash flood swept through Old Ellicott City for the second time in two years, a major repair project is underway near Main Street to prevent another deadly deluge.
Under the plan unveiled by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, inspections of nine area waterways would occur more frequently. A change at the state level will be necessary to allow workers to enter private property in emergency situations.
Howard County’s executive introduced a plan Thursday to try to better protect historic Ellicott City from flooding while still preserving the character of Main Street.
The owners of Great Panes Art Glass Studio on Ellicott City’s main street rebuilt after a 2016 flood, but after a second flood earlier this year destroyed their studio again, they want out but are stuck in limbo.
With the holiday buying season underway, independent businesses in Ellicott City are hoping you’ll stop by and shop.
Howard County police are investigating after flyers containing hate speech and a Ku Klux Klan logo were found along Ellicott City’s Main Street.
The newly elected county executive of Howard County has “great concerns” about his predecessor’s five-year flood mitigation plan for Ellicott City, and says demolishing 10 historic buildings on Main Street could be “counterproductive.”
The newly-elected county executive of Howard County will look for options “to avoid the need for the demolition of lower Main Street,” in flood-prone Ellicott City.
In the second chapter of WTOP’s Voter Voices series, Howard County voters speak about their concerns, priorities and what’s on their mind as the governor’s race fast approaches.
“Anything that can be done to open up the channel, and remove obstructions from the waterway, would provide the most expedient and cost-effective means of addressing the issue” of flooding, said Councilman Greg Fox, in voting for the plan.
The Howard County Council is scheduled to vote on a bill Monday night — part of a $50 million, five-year-plan that includes purchasing and razing 19 buildings, in hopes of taming flood waters that have increased after recent storm events.
Of the 20 people on the deck when it collapsed, only eight were transported for treatment of their injuries — three to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and the remainder to the hospital.
Money Magazine’s annual list of The Best Places to Live in America ranks Ashburn, Virginia, and Ellicott City, Maryland, in the top five.
Howard County councilman Jon Weinstein’s presentation to county council regarding the recently announced 5-year Ellicott City Flood Mitigation Plan included a brief history lesson on combination of factors that have made Main Street so susceptible to flooding.
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