Flash floods struck Ellicott City, Maryland, on Sunday. Dramatic video shows cars being swept through a downtown street by raging brown waters. Local media reported that the swirling water reached the second flood of one building. But by 7:30 p.m. Sunday, much of the water had subsided and rescue officials were walking around the downtown area, making sure people evacuated.
Local officials said they were heartbroken to see the community so severely damaged again less than two years after another devastating flood killed two people and caused millions of dollars in damages.
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