We all watched with horror as the videos and photos were posted on social media and on local news outlets showing Old Ellicott City engulfed, once again, in flood waters on Sunday, May 27. This time the damage is much more extensive in both the business district and the residential area of west end.
The storm was much bigger, too. Communities in western Ellicott City and all along the Frederick Road corridor leading into Baltimore city also suffered from flood waters. Residents in Oella, Catonsville, and west Baltimore dealt with flash flood waters and sewage back-ups in their houses. At least 3 families in our church who live in Catonsville had water in their basements, and are dealing with the recovery, rebuilding damaged basements, and replacing damaged goods.
Because this storm devastated many more communities beyond Ellicott City, it is being referred to as “The Frederick Road Flood of 2018.”
How can you help?
If you want to help, you can give to the response fund below. We are a 501(c)3 organization, so your gifts are tax deductible. Every dollar you give will be used for current and future disaster response needs in the greater Ellicott City, Catonsville, and west Baltimore areas.
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