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A flash flood rushed through Ellicott City, Maryland, on Sunday, leaving devastation in its wake....

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A flash flood rushed through Ellicott City, Maryland, on Sunday, leaving devastation in its wake.

Residents gather by a bridge on Monday to look at cars left crumpled in one of the tributaries of the Patapsco River, which burst its banks as it channeled through historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Md. Sunday's destructive flooding left the former mill town heartbroken as it had bounded back from another destructive storm less than two years ago.

Rescue personnel examine damage on Main Street after a flash flood rushed through the historic town of Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. The National Weather Service said as much as 9.5 inches of rain fell in the area.

Water rushes through Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. Flash flooding and water rescues were reported in Maryland as heavy rain soaked much of the state.

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A damaged vehicle swept away by floodwaters rests by a utility pole in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. Roaring flash floods struck the Maryland city, which had been wracked by similar devastation in 2016 with, its main street turned into a raging river that reached the first floor of some buildings and swept away parked cars, authorities and witnesses said.

Destroyed chunks of roadway rest after being washed into a riverbed just off Main Street in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Md., on Monday.

Rescue personnel examine damage on Main Street after a flash flood rushed through the historic town of Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday.

A frame grab from video footage released via Twitter by Kali Harris shows an SOS flag hanging from a building during flash flooding on Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a state of emergency. 

Damage on Main Street after a flash flood rushed through the historic town of Ellicott City, Md., on Sunday.