Officials Say Recovery From Ellicott City Flooding Will Be a Long-Term Process

Historic Main Street in Ellicott City began taking the first steps in a long recovery Monday as business owners, residents and officials assessed damage from the weekend’s devastating flood.

The surging water Saturday night destroyed roads, gutted buildings and washed cars into the Patapsco River.

Yet Don Reuwer, who owns or co-owns more than a dozen buildings in the historic village, vowed the town would be back “bigger and better than ever.”