Ellicott City property owners to see flood damage for the first time

HOWARD COUNTY, Md. -

For the first time in days, homeowners and business owners in Ellicott City will see the damage done to their property after flash flooding Sunday. 

Starting at 8 a.m., trained safety personnel will drive people down to Main Street. Check-in will begin at the George Howard Building on Court House Drive. Residents will have 10 minutes to retrieve items that can be carried from the property.

Everyone will be credentialed and must show a valid I.D., utility bill or other form of proof. Officials said the credentials from the 2016 flood will not be accepted. Residents are asked to wear solid, closed toe footwear, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Due to power outages, officials also want people to consider bringing work gloves, eye protection and flashlights.

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