Ellicott City is starting the recovery process again after intense flooding that has severely damaged the town’s main corridor.
For those considering traveling in the area, the biggest piece of advice is this: don’t.
Main Street is closed until further notice and has been declared a “controlled access area.” Anyone looking to access the area must receive a credential proving you are a business owner, property owner or resident. All visitors must also have an escort.
Credentials are being handed out from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive. Visits are being limited to just 10 minutes so people can pick up personal belongings.
If you left your car in Ellicott City and want to retrieve it, email HCPDCarRecovery@howardcountymd.gov. Please provide your car make, model, color and license plate number, along with your contact information.
A disaster recovery center has been set up at the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services Ellicott City 50+ Center, 9401 Frederick Road in Ellicott City.
Officials are still searching for a Severn man who was reported missing early Monday. Edison Alexander Hermond, 39, was last seen Sunday evening near the La Palapa restaurant. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911.
HAPPENING NOW: Business owners + residents are being escorted to Main St in #EllicottCity to see what is left inside their buildings after Sunday’s devastating flooding. They only have 10 minutes to get what they can. Many businesses facing more damage than 2 years ago. #ECFlood pic.twitter.com/eyoj8TfUpK— Ryan Hughes (@ABC7Hughes) May 29, 2018
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