Flash flood wreaks havoc on US town

PHOTO: ASTRID RIECKEN FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

Rescue workers taking stock on Sunday of the destruction caused by a flash flood in Ellicott City, Maryland, in the US. Flooding from torrential rain killed two people, with a street collapsing under flood waters and cars swept away, officials said. Ellicott City, about 56km north-east of Washington, DC, received almost 15cm of rain in two hours late last Saturday as thunderstorms moved through the region, causing the Tiber, a tributary of the Patapsco River, to break its banks, officials said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2016, with the headline 'Flash flood wreaks havoc on US town'. Print Edition | Subscribe