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Baltimore area residents start the rebuilding process after weekend flooding

Posted: 11:24 PM, May 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-29 03:24:49Z

Ellicott City wasn't the only place that saw devastating flooding in our area.  Catonsville, Dundalk and Baltimore City saw its share as well, leaving some without a home and dozens with costly repairs.

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"We saw the water coming in the back door and we tried to stop it, tried to suck it all up with the wet vac but then it just became overwhelming and we couldn’t stop it at all," said Robert Harris.

In Catonsville, flood waters left damage and a mess in its wake for homeowners and business owners alike.

"It was unbelievable with the water crashing up over the curb into the store as cars were passing by, scary, scary to see the curbs disappear," said Karen Miller, owner of Cys's of Catonsville.
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For Harris, it took with it his home of 10 years.

"Everything's ruined in the basement.  The whole house, it smells like mildew.  It’s nasty.  We're going to have to wait and see what we can do about it but right now, we're trying to find a place to go,  we have no place to live right now."

In Dundalk, cars were drying out after being flooded and neighbors cleaned up a potentially expensive mess.

Shawn Gold's home and cars were flooded but the flash flood's rath didn't stop there.  In Baltimore, streets are closed, six residents are displaced, 60 homes and around 50 apartments still dealing with the flood aftermath.

"It just got higher and higher and before you knew it, I noticed the street buckled, cars were moving animals were being swept down the street, debris, propane tanks," Baltimore resident, Keyonna Barnes, told WMAR 2 News.

"I heard a noise in my basement,  the water had broken my door and it was just literally pouring in and we have about three feet of water in my basement so everything is a total loss," she continued.

Dayvon Taylor said he's never seen anything like this.

"It kept rising and it started pouring in through the front door, the back door, the basement door.  The
only thing I could think about was getting my kids out secure and going somewhere for safety," Taylor said.

Crews are working throughout the night on flooded basements and other issues.  They're asking for the public's patience while they work.  The Red Cross is also helping those impacted.

Officials are warning everyone to watch for detours, road closures, and standing water.