ELLICOTT CITY MARYLAND / ELLICOTT CITY FLOOD / PATAPSCO RIVER / THE AFTERMATH

August 4, 2016

I was born and raised in Ellicott City and I have stayed away from Ellicott City purposely because I didn’t want to get in the way of the clean up process, but I decided to drive down yesterday thinking there would be pretty much nothing to see. Boy was I wrong. It broke my heart to see all the devastation still. They have come a long way but there is so much more to go. So I wanted to share with you what I was able to capture. 

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Being a local resident since birth, my Grandfather was a night watchman for the Flour Mill for years many moons ago. Both my Grandparents were also care takers for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.2016-08-04_0002

The famous bridge over Patapsco River still stands.2016-08-04_00262016-08-04_0025

The general public cannot enter Ellicott City to date.2016-08-04_00242016-08-04_0028

The community of Ellicott City and surrounding areas have come together to help in the clean-up process. Also know as #ecstrong2016-08-04_0023

Raw sewage is dumping into the Patapsco River daily and has now been deemed condemned from polution. However, the river still flows majestically as if nothing ever happened.2016-08-04_00112016-08-04_00032016-08-04_0004

This truck is know as “Beanie’s Blue”. #beaniesblue #saveblue

I’m Blue I belonged to a great man that passed away; now I belong to his wife. I washed away in the flood and my family want to restore me. We need help.

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While shooting inside this poor vehicle brought great sorrow. I can’t imagine being trapped in any of these cars that the flood so violently took in the blink of an eye.2016-08-04_00352016-08-04_00362016-08-04_00372016-08-04_00382016-08-04_00392016-08-04_00402016-08-04_00412016-08-04_00422016-08-04_00432016-08-04_00442016-08-04_00452016-08-05_00012016-08-04_00462016-08-04_0047

Clothes swinging in the branches above the river.

This is so devastating and horrific. Residents and store owners are without homes and income. There are several websites and pages that are helping with donations, help and the clean-up process. If you are interested in donating your time, money, supplies, etc.. please visit the sites listed below.

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Help Ellicott City

#ECSTRONG

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