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Saving Ellicott City

Saving Ellicott City

This is the story of a mill town that has lived with floods for two hundred fifty years and has always rebuilt after the waters recede. But, as the rains and flooding have worsened, and local development has greatly increased, the citizens are becoming more afraid as they continue to face the possibility of having to tear down historic buildings in order to save lives. They have had to accept a new normal...one of fear, destruction, and rains like never before.

It’s an important story of townspeople that have been challenged and traumatized after losing four lives, several local businesses, and their last bit of hope when they experienced two different thousand-year floods that occurred in only twenty-two months’ time. The important story of the challenges faced by this town may end up being America’s canary in a coal mine.