Howard County Executive hosts Information session for Ellicott City residents after floods

Posted at 9:23 AM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 06:29:53-04

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman hosted an information session Monday afternoon for residents and business owners affected by the storm.

Representatives from government agencies and nonprofits offering resources to residents will be on hand to answer questions and connect property owners with the appropriate relief organizations.

Saturday night, severe weather caused devastating flood damage that wiped out roads and left numerous vehicles scattered throughout the streets. Officials said 180 vehicles have been towed to Centennial High School as of Monday morning. Roughly 20 vehicles remain in the river, according to Kittleman. 

The Roger Carter Center reopened Monday to assist with flood relief efforts, including food access and shower use.

A no access zone has been implemented, restricting access to Main Street in Ellicott City as teams work to assess the damage.

Locals are asked to avoid the area.

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