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28 May 2018

Don’t Blame Mother Nature for the Devastating Flood in Ellicott City, Maryland Sunday.

Just last summer the Baltimore Sun had this story about the historic clock on Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland. It was rededicated after the devastating “1000-year” flood of July 30,2016 that made national news. That clock was swept away this evening during the second 1000-year flood in two years in the city. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency and rescues are still underway as I write this.  …

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2 August 2016

The Data is In from Ellicott City’s Flood Saturday Night. It’s Incredible.

The NWS in Baltimore-Washington posted an excellent summary of the data from the historic (and deadly) flood in Ellicott City, MD. on Saturday evening. I wrote about this flood yesterday but there is even more data now from flood gauges on area streams and more precise rainfall data. Go here: http://www.weather.gov/lwx//EllicottCityFlood2016 . The stream gauge data shows just how quickly the local streams can rise in an event like this. There has …

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1 August 2016

Third Severe Flash Flood In July Hits Maryland/Delaware

The month of July brought 4 major flash flood events to my area. One was very close with over 5 inches of rain where I live in Salisbury,Md. and over 7 inches just to our west. The other was near Seaford in Delaware (and extended into Maryland), and another just south on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where over 9 inches of rain fell in Accomack County. Then came Saturday night, across …

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