WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland is praising the bravery of those who formed a human chain Saturday to help rescue someone caught in the flood waters
Mikulski said Monday it “took my breath away.” She toured Main Street in Ellicott City, where catastrophic flooding devastated local businesses and claimed two lives.
Mikulski said she is working with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to submit a request for federal assistance for individuals, businesses and the local government.
The Democratic senator addressed the media alongside Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, a Republican.
Kittleman said local authorities are working to open a disaster response center where residents hit by the flood can gather information.
He said they will make sure Ellicott City rises up to be even stronger and more vibrant.”