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Ellicott City on 'Most Vulnerable' List

Howard County identifies three priority areas for flood damage.

Historic Ellicott City, Ellkridge and Savage are on Howard County’s “most vulnerable” list after Tropical Storm Lee drenched the region. 

On Thursday afternoon, the newly formed damage assessment team had identified the county’s most vulnerable locations, Howard County government announced in a press release. On the list of flood-prone areas are Elkridge, historic Ellicott City and Savage, said Alexandra King, spokeswoman for Howard County government.

“We [will] have crews out assessing damage and clearing debris for the next several days,” said County Executive Ken Ulman.

The damage assessment team includes fire, public works and licensing/permitting/inspections personnel. The team will also evaluate roads, bridges and other areas citizens identify, stated the release.

Should citizens need help with flooding, they can .

“Depending on the number of e-mails received and the severity of each situation, the county could potentially qualify for disaster relief and/or assistance from the state and/or federal government,” according to Bob Frances, director of Inspections, Licenses and Permits for Howard County.

Sean Tully September 09, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Great local spot news coveage, Elizabeth. The Patch (various editions) have done an outstanding job covering the floods.
kelli myers September 11, 2011 at 02:46 AM
As an Ellicott City business owner, we would like to let you know that the water from the flood receded by Wednesday night, and all business are up and running. Please come out and support your local businesses.

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