wkbw.com National News Partner

2 People Are Dead, Hundreds More Displaced After Flooding In Maryland

Severe flooding in central Maryland has left at least two dead and hundreds of others picking up the pieces. The flash flooding struck Ellicott City on Saturday night. That's when officials say residents Jessica Watsula and Joseph Anthony Blevins were swept away in their cars in separate incidents. 

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman described the scene: "Cars everywhere, sidewalks missing, roads partially gone, utility poles down, cars on top of cars." 

SEE MORE: Death And Destruction: China's Flooding Problem Strikes Again

Officials report Ellicott City received more than six inches of rain in a matter of hours. Kittleman said in the aftermath of the storm, the city looked like a "war zone."

"I've seen the flooding in Ellicott City in the past, and it's been bad. It has never been close to being this bad," he said.

Photos from Newsy's partners at WMAR show vehicles almost completely submerged and water flooding the streets.

As of Sunday, Howard County police had no other missing person reports from the floods.

This video includes clips from WMAR and Twitter / @HoCoGovExec and images from WMAR.


Trending stories at Newsy.com

Comments
Watch Newsy Everywhere

Mobile Apps

See All Apps
download newsy apple download newsy android

Streaming TV Devices

See All Devices
stream newsy roku stream newsy amazon stream newsy apple tv