DRAMATIC VIDEO: Water Rescue on a Howard Co Highway
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Authorities in an area hit by flash flooding west of Baltimore say they have no immediate reports of any fatalities. Some water rescues are underway.
Spokeswoman Karen Spicer in Howard County says she has no immediate information of any deaths after flash floods coursed through streets in Ellicott City, Maryland on Sunday.
Information still is preliminary, however, and authorities say they are still checking flooded buildings and streets.
Footage of Sunday's flash flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland, shows water surging around cars and pickup trucks. The Howard County Fire & EMS agency also tweeted that waters had risen above the first floor of some buildings at the height of the flash flooding.
Some Baltimore County roads also have been flooded.
The flood warning has been extended until 11:30 for parts of Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
A spokeswoman in Baltimore County said the fire department has received dozens of calls about cars stuck in high water and flooded basements.