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originally posted by: trollz
I'm so *ing confused right now.
The fact that I'm seeing this thread (and certain responses within it) is a massive coincidence right now. Last night I literally prayed to anything that might be listening for a sign regarding a huge life-changing decision I have to make, and today I was looking at Ellicot city and Catonsville. I don't know if the universe is telling me to move there or to stay the hell away.
Do I... just assume it's all a meaningless coincidence? Or do I assume this flood is that sign that I asked for? I DON'T KNOW. UGH.
Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and directed the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to assist in Ellicott City’s recovery.
“They say this is a once-every-1,000-years flood, and we’ve had two of them in two years,” he said, calling the event “devastating.”
Jessica Ur, a server at Pure Wine Cafe on Main Street, said she saw the pounding floodwaters carry three or four parked cars down the street.
“It’s significantly higher than it was before,” she said, referring to the previous flood. “At this point, I’m definitely really worried about all our neighbors on Main Street.”
The flooding forced a wedding party to evacuate, some with heels in hand, from the Main Street Ballroom.
“It looked like we were in the Titanic or ‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ ” said the bride’s father, Bill Rigney. At first, the ballroom doors were keeping water out, but “all the sudden it just can’t anymore.”
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: carewemust
I am sure they will.. much like the people in New Orleans, or south Florida.
I am just curious what has changed to bring floods like this, once is a It happens moment... twice is a trend.
originally posted by: PsychicCroMag
a reply to: KansasGirlI live in Catonsville near Ellicott City which is 8 miles SW of Baltimore. These recent flash floods pale in comparison to the flood of 1972. The tiber river runs next to and underneath the south side of the street running under many buildings under mining their foundations. The main street thru ELLIcott City is Frederick road part of the National Pike the first national road west.