Ellicott City officials give update on restoration work after historic flood

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - Ellicott City officials alongside state restoration efforts have been working diligently to get the city back up and running again after the historic flood.

During a news conference, County Executive Allan H. Kittleman stated that they have been making progress and faced some challenges along the way.

"I have been down there today it is amazing what the work of Public Works has done," said Kittleman. "They have done tremendous amount of work over the last five to six days."

With the upcoming weather this weekend, officials prompted to finalize their plan for Sunday. They expect to have the city opened for residents to go in at 8 p.m. that day.

"The rain that may come tomorrow and tomorrow evening, we are not expecting it to be more severe than yesterday probably less severe," said Kittleman. "We have been advised that we shouldn't be expecting that to cause any issues."

Among the challenges faced during restoration efforts, they faced a set back with a water main break in the middle of town, and have provided temporary water service to those residents. 

The city's Disaster Assistance Center has already provided services to 240 people including those who attended the information session on Tuesday.

Majority of vehicles have been towed in the area and will continue to be towed on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

READ MORE: Information session held for those affected by flash floods

In the meantime, they hope to continue to focus on the city's infrastructure improvement.

Officials ask that residents and business owners make sure to check Howard County social media and their website for any updates for Sunday's plan. Click here for more information.

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