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    Flooding is seen in Ellicott City, Maryland, U.S. May 27, 2018, in this still image from video from social media

    Horrific Flash Floods Devastate Ellicott City in US Maryland (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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    Thousands of people are sharing tweets from Maryland, where the Patapsco River has burst its banks due to massive flash floods, sending the river's water dashing to the nearby Ellicott City in Howard County, destroying buildings, cars and jeopardizing the city's inhabitants. This is the second major flood in just two years.

    In some places the water level has risen above the first story of buildings. A state of emergency has been declared in the state, while 30 rescue workers have been deployed to the site on Monday morning, CNN reported, citing officials. There is currently no information about casualties; however, one person has been reported missing.

    ​Video taken just now by my sister stuck on Main Street in #EllicottCity pic.twitter.com/9kupocaf3W

    The US President authorized the national guard to address the issue.

    ​Ellicott City is destroyed again. Damage downhill on Main Street looks devastatingly similar to that in 2016. pic.twitter.com/TLmv0raNHu

    This flood followed another disaster, that occurred just two years ago, forcing people to restore a big part of the town.


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