I’ve never experienced the terror of a flash flood first-hand, so when video of what happened in Ellicott City, Md., surfaced on Facebook, it shook me.
It starts as mere curiosity — some folks at a restaurant marveling at a deluge of water flowing down the street. It ends in a series of oh-my-gods as the reality of nature’s wrath settles in.
Historic Ellicott City was devastated. Two people were killed. Businesses were looted and destroyed. (The photo above is from The Baltimore Sun.) Lawmakers are vowing to rebuild, but still, folks there need help.
Here are a few ways you can lend a hand, courtesy of the Baltimore Business Journal. The BBJ had done a great job of documenting many of the fundraising efforts in the area, so I’m reprinting them here verbatim: