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Shocking images of Maryland: Epic flooding

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and went to the scene of the devastation Sunday night. He said in a tweet that he has directed the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to assist in helping the city recover.

A flood emergency was first issued in Ellicott City at 4:40 p.m. Two hours later, National Weather Service warned another inch-and-a-half of rain was expected to fall before 7 p.m.

“This is an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC situation,” the National Weather Service tweeted.

Water rushes through Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, May 27, 2018. Flash flooding and water rescues are being reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaks much of the state. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)



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