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Ellicott City, Maryland, 'looks like a movie disaster scene' after severe flash flooding

Heavy thunderstorms produced flash flooding in central Maryland Saturday night that closed roads and necessitated emergency rescues. Residents of Baltimore were warned of rising waters and encouraged to move to higher ground, but the worst damage was done in nearby Ellicott City.

The historic downtown area saw businesses flooded with several feet of water and cars overturned in the streets. One person has been reported dead and two remained missing as of Sunday morning. About 100 people were rescued from what Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said "looks like a movie disaster scene."

View footage of the flooding and its aftermath below. Bonnie Kristian