FEDERAL AID SOUGHT FOR ELLICOTT CITY: Officials are seeking federal assistance to help residents and businesses whose property was lost or damaged in the flood that ravaged historic Ellicott City on Saturday, and scheduled an information session Monday afternoon at which locals can learn how to apply for recovery relief, Jesse Coburn reports in the Sun.
State, county and local officials are bracing themselves for a long recovery of Ellicott City following this weekend’s flooding that devastated downtown and killed two people, report Pamela Wood and Jessica Anderson for the Sun.
Ovetta Wiggins of the Post writes about the government officials who walked the streets of the devastated historic town and what the next steps to some sort of rebuilding will be.
ROSAPEPE EYES CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSE: State Sen. James Rosapepe suggested Monday that climate change could be to blame for the flash-flood that killed two people and destroyed much of historic Ellicott City Saturday night. “The deaths and damage caused by this weekend’s flash flood in Ellicott City, as well as the damage caused elsewhere, reminds us that climate change is about more than polar bears and the rising sea level in the Chesapeake Bay,” said Rosapepe, co-chair of a key environmental subcommittee in the Maryland Senate, Erin Cox reports for the Sun.