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Flash Flooding in Ellicott City, MD

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Flash Flooding in Ellicott City, MD

Ellicott City’s historic main street was transformed into a torrent when a flash flood swept away cars, parts of buildings, and even Main Street itself. Over 6 inches of rain fell in 2 hours the night of July 31 causing loss of life and great property damage.

Due to the catastrophic flooding, the area remains closed to the public while emergency workers shore up crumbling walls and repair critical infrastructure and roads.

An emergency evacuation shelter was set up at the nearby community center, causing Metanoia Church to “relocate” their Sunday morning activities from the center into the community, checking on friends, neighbors and business owners. Already well-connected the community, Metanoia is gearing up to be the point of contact for church and community volunteers eager to be of assistance once the emergency ban is lifted and specific needs are known. Metanoia’s efforts are being assisted by the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, Mid-Maryland Baptist Association and sister churches.

To see the most recent updates and prayer needs, click here (Metanoia Church)


To contribute to immediate and long-term recovery needs in Ellicott City:

Donations of cash continue to be the fastest and most helpful way to send assistance to our state Baptist convention partners in the region.Your generous gift comes with the assurance that every dollar will be used for relief efforts.

All donated funds will be forwarded to the affected state conventions to assist Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams and local churches with ministry to those affected by the flooding.

You can send a check made out to “Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network ” with “Flooding in Ellicott City, MD” in the memo line.

Please mail to:
Flooding in Ellicott City, MD
Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network
10255 Old Columbia Rd
Columbia, MD 21046

If you would like to make a donation by credit card, please use the form below.