Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ellicott City Flooding

Exactly a week before the terrible flooding along Main Street, my dad, two sisters and I drove down Main Street on our way to a play (see the description in the bottom of the photo - I posted this to Facebook in full color last week). I have driven down and through there so many times (my friends and I even did part of our high school senior week exploring the shops there) and never thought that last weekend would be "the last time" I would drive down it before all that destruction.

I don't usually like when people change their Facebook profile pictures in "support" of tragedies. However, this particular tragedy is so personal and close to home, so I edited this myself to be grayscale to reflect my sadness for the lost lives and buildings, and I tried to make the coloring on the hashtag look like the coloring on the iconic Ellicott City bridge that marks the end of main street (google for photos of that if you don't know what it looks like). I am also donating to the United Way relief fund set up for Ellicott City, and if you're looking for other ways to help, check twitter for updates from the county.

United Way fund: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/x9t6MA

If you're not familiar with the damage (it has been making the rounds on the news): http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bal-wx-ellicott-city-gets-rainfall-expected-only-once-every-few-hundred-years-20160731-story.html