After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — The deadly flash flood that devastated a Maryland town's historic center in July 2016 was dubbed a 1-in-1000 year event. Yet less than two years later, another treacherous flood again ravaged the town, gutting shops and killing a visitor.

Exasperated locals, just starting the strenuous task of picking up the pieces from Sunday's disaster, are calling for authorities to energetically focus on finding some kind of stormwater solution for Ellicott City's downtown...

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