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Howard County Releases 911 Calls From Saturday Flooding

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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP)- Officials released 911 calls made by Ellicott City residents during the recent flash flood.
    
Media outlets report the calls highlight the fear people felt as 6.5 inches of rain fell Saturday in about two hours.
    
Several buildings were completely destroyed, and the flooding is blamed for the deaths of two people.
    
Howard County officials say the county's 911 center received 1,052 calls in a six-hour span - four times the normal call volume.
    
One woman who called was one of eight people trapped in Bean Hollow Cafe and Roastery. The woman says they were unable to escape because of rushing water and were concerned the building was buckling. The group eventually made it to the building's upper level.
    
Other callers described how the flooding was sending cars down the street.

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