Most dramatic images of Maryland’s catastrophic flash flood

Flooding on Main Street in Baltimore MD. Twitter  Libby Solomon

In a tweet Sunday evening, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan warned the flooding was "moving towards central Maryland", and urged residents to "avoid travel".

Flash floods have roared through Maryland state's Ellicott City sweeping away cars and causing major damage.

Ellicott City was still recovering from a flash flood two years ago that killed two and forced the historic city to rebuild much of its Main Street.

Ellicott City, Maryland, located about 12 miles west of Baltimore, resides in the valley of the Patapsco River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

In addition to the flooding in Ellicott City, flooding was also reported elsewhere in Howard County and in neighboring Baltimore City and county.

A Baltimore suburb was placed under a state of emergency on Sunday as flash floods inundated streets with several feet of water. But he added that because he covered the same flooding two years ago, "this is emotional". There were not immediately any reports of injuries or fatalities.

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services tweeted that multiple rescues were carried out, and rescue swimmers were called in to help.

Spokeswoman Karen Spicer in Howard County says she has no immediate information of any deaths after flash floods coursed through streets in Ellicott City, Maryland on Sunday. One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS.

The Roger Carter Community Center, St. Peter's and St. Paul churches were open as shelters for people in need.

The storms that unleashed the rains on the city were part of a broad conveyor of moisture that has been feeding rain from Jamaica up into the east coast of the US.

"The place looked terrific" after renovations from the last flood, he told CNN.

The newspaper reports that the swirling waters reached the second flood of one building at its height.

The National Weather Service says a Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Anne Arundel, Howard, and Baltimore, and Carroll Counties, and a Flood Warning is in effect for Prince George's and Calvert Counties.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman signed an emergency declaration for the county. He asks that those in the area stay off roads.

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