Virginia Beach Fire Department assists historic flood victims in Maryland

Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 15:25:08-04

HOWARD Co., Md. – The Virginia Beach Fire Department, the Hampton Roads Incident Management Team, and other local agencies are assisting flood victims in Maryland after storms caused historic flooding.

Two people were killed in the town of Ellicott City, and the area suffered extensive damage when flood waters ravaged the area Saturday night.

Maryland’s Department of Emergency Management requested help with recovery efforts and a local Management team responded and went to Maryland on Wednesday.

According to the Virginia Beach District Chief, there is structural damage in the downtown area of Ellicott City, and many cars in the river.

The clean-up and recovery efforts of the area could take months.