Ellicott City Recovery in Full Swing: Credentialing Begins

While Ellicott City was still recovering from the devastating 2016 flood, another deluge ravaged the historic city last month.

The destruction was definitely worse than before and also claimed the life of National Guardsman Eddison Hermond who was swept away while trying to save others.

Unfortunately the old city is still blocked off while Howard County officials continue with the cleanup even as another flash flooding warning came Sunday.

Starting today, the county will be credentialing business owners and residents who will be permitted into the city from 5-8pm Monday to Friday.

The flood destroyed homes and businesses and left many questions.

Should businesses come back? Did the government do enough to keep the town safe and how can we prevent this tragedy from happening again?

How can you help?

Food donations can go to the Community Action Council of Howard County  located at 8920 Route 108, Suite A, in Columbia. Cash donations can go to the American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake Region.  The Ellicott City Historic District Partnership, Preservation Maryland and The United Way is accepting monetary donations to help the downtown businesses damaged by the flooding.