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Ellicott City unveils flood plan to weather increasingly severe storms

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Ravaged twice in two years by killer flash floods, Ellicott City, MD, is embarking on an ambitious and costly race against time to shield the historic mill town from severe storms that appear to be striking with increasing frequency.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball unveiled a flood mitigation plan in May that aims to keep Ellicott City “safe and sound.” It proposes boring a tunnel to siphon floodwaters away from the quaint shops and restaurants lining Main Street and building or expanding stormwater retention ponds and culverts farther up the watershed.

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