Ellicott City Flood Consumes Baltimore Area! How You Can Prepare for a Disaster
Flood consumes Ellicott City and surrounding areas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Ellicott City and wish them a quick recovery with a minimum of life and property damage. We will share with you various tips and techniques to better prepare you for a disaster and how to help others.
“They say this is a once every 1,000-year flood and we’ve had two of them in two years,” Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Sunday night. Ellicott City received nearly 8 inches of rain over a six-hour period on Sunday, most of which fell during an intense three-hour window, creating a “true flash flood,” meteorologist Mike Muccilli told the Associated Press.
Police on Monday afternoon were still searching for an Army National Guard member who was reported missing in the midst of flash flooding that tore through Ellicott City, Maryland, on Sunday, and swept away parked cars and trapping some residents on the upper floors of buildings.
Officials said in a press conference Monday afternoon that they had conducted over 300 rescues in Ellicott City and are still trying to locate the National Guardsman who went missing in the floods, Eddison Alexander Hermond. We hope that the search recovery Mr. Hermond safe and sound.
How to Prepare for Flood
As mentioned before, just when you think a flood would never happen where you are, it happens. So please be prepared to minimize or eliminate lost of life and property. For additional information on what you can do to be proactive when it comes to flooding, go to https://www.crawlspacedoors.com/fifteen-flood-secrets-protecting-home/
How You Can Help
Here is a great resource to help during this challenging situation:
How to Let Someone Know You are Safe During a Disaster
Here is how to mark yourself safe or ask if someone else is safe during a disaster:
When you receive a notification from Facebook asking if you're safe, click I'm safe.
To ask if someone else is safe during a disaster:
- Go to Crisis Response and select a Crisis page
- On the Crisis page, you can see a list of your friends who are Marked Safe and a list of your friends who chose Doesn't Apply. You can also search for a friend by using their name, but keep in mind that you can only ask people you're friends with on Facebook if they're safe
- Click Ask if Safe next to the person's name
Once you ask if a friend is safe, they'll receive a notification and be able to mark themselves safe.