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Ellicott City Flooding Update

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Email Subject: Ellicott City Flooding Update
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Good afternoon DR Volunteers, 

We now know hundreds of homes in Howard County, Baltimore County and Baltimore City were damaged by the May 27 flood. Some received as much as 7 feet of water and sewage.


We and other community response organizations are working together to clean out these houses as soon as possible. As of this morning, there are almost 200 homes on the job list waiting to be done. We need your help!  

If you available to serve any days between now and June 23, please respond to or 443-285-2908. That will send your information straight to our field operations base so the Incident Command team can quickly connect with you.


DR Volunteers are needed for:

  • Recovery teams. Most of our work beginning next week will be pressure washing/shockwave. If you aren’t physically able to remove heavy items, we can use you on these less physically demanding teams. We can still use strong, brawny people too.


  • Kitchen: we need 1-2 people each day to prepare breakfast and dinner for about 10-15 people. We are using a church kitchen to feed disaster volunteers.


  • Logistics: we need 1 person each day who can be a general helper with shopping, running things out to teams in the field, showers, etc. 


  • Assessors: we may need 1-2 people each day to assess damage to homes


  • Unit leaders: you know who you are


Our operations base is set up at Catonsville Baptist Church: 1004 Frederick Rd Catonsville MD

Housing with showers, laundry and meals is available at the church.


If you are still available to respond, please respond to with:

  • Your name & best phone number
  • Date(s) you are available
  • What type(s) of work you are willing to do (recovery, feeding, etc)
  • Will you need overnight housing?


NOTE: as long as you have had basic DR training, it doesn’t matter what you’re trained in—we can cross-train you in the field if you are willing to try something new.