Ellicott, Maryland Flooding

In a 2011 summer chock-full of weather-driven natural disasters, the historic Maryland town of Ellicott City is the latest victim. September 8th, Ellicott was struck with the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee that caused serious flooding, drowning dozens of cars, crumbling walls, and leaving dozens of residents stranded. Schools delayed opening by a couple hours on Thursday and a few others closed down.

By Thursday, rescue teams had responded to 12 calls about stranded drivers. Two people in their 60s were taken to a Baltimore hospital for minor injuries. Another man driving a truck became stuck under six feet of water and firefighters tried to resuscitate one person who was found drowning. He was taken to a hospital and his condition is currently unkown. Forecasters say Ellicott City and parts of Baltimore would continue to see more heavy rain through the weekend.

You can see some footage taken from a cell phone here:

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