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Ellicott City, Maryland, Hit by Second “Once-in-a-Thousand-Year” Flood in 2 Years

HeadlineMay 29, 2018

In North Carolina, two journalists died Monday while covering the landfall of Subtropical Storm Alberto, which has brought heavy rain and flash flood warnings to swaths of the Southeast U.S. News anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of the NBC affiliate WYFF died when a tree fell on their news truck.

This comes as parts of Maryland are recovering from the second “once-in-a-thousand-year” flood to hit the region in only two years. More than eight inches of rain inundated Ellicott City Sunday, sending a wall of water surging down Main Street. Scientists have linked extreme rainfall events to climate change.

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