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Heavy floods crash into Ellicott City; major damage on Main Street

One woman drowned, but it was unclear if she was swept away or in a vehicle.

A dramatic video captured showed several heroes forming a human chain to rescue a woman stuck inside her auto as the raging waters rushed the vehicle down Main Street at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.

"The damage is substantial in the historic district [of Ellicott City]", according to Kittleman, "and recovery will take an extended period of time".

More than five inches of rainfall hit a Maryland city on Saturday night, causing several road closures and emergency evacuations.

Kittleman says the damage sustained during the flooding Saturday night was the worst in at least 50 years and possibly the worst in the 244-year-old town's history.

Weather-related damage postponed a concert scheduled at Jiffy Lube Live, an amphitheater in the Bristow area of Prince William County, Virginia, the facility said on social media.

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Kittleman said there was damage to buildings and cars in Ellicott City.

A statement from the office of Gov. Larry Hogan said the storms caused extensive damage to property and infrastructure in the central part of the state.

Hogan declared a state of emergency, which will allow greater aid coordination and assistance. "Many persons are in very needy circumstances, some being left by the flood without either house or home except that extended temporarily by their friends".

An 11 News crew in Ellicott City reported a part of Main Street had collapsed. "In this case the Patapsco River was coming up, too".

The earliest - and by far the worst - flood we have record for happened in 1868, when the Patapsco River flooded over 20 feet, killing 43 people. "There's hills on both sides, the river's on the third side", Elliott said. In recent decades it's become known for restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and nightlife. "It seems that Ellicott City has come in for an inordinate amount of disasters from floods, fires and railroad wrecks since its founding in 1772", Fred Rasmussen wrote in The Sun in 2012. Main Street slopes dramatically toward the river and has always been susceptible to flooding.

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