As residents of Ellicott City, Md., learned over Memorial Day weekend, hurricanes aren't the only storms that can wreak havoc on entire communities. A massive cloud burst brought a 1,000-year flood event to the town for the second time in just two years. Here are photos of the devastation brought about by the storm and its fallout.
High Water, Ellicott City
Witnesses reported seeing water rise to 15 feet or higher above normal as the bloated Tiber and Patapsco Rivers converged in flood-prone Ellicott City.
Emergency Situation, Ellicott City
People are evacuated from Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. as torrential rain inundates the area.
Relentless Waters, Ellicott City
A toppled Honda CR-V is among countless vehicles tossed like toys by the flash flood.
Main Street, Ellicott City
Business were destroyed in the May 27 flooding, which hit less that two years after two people were killed in an eerily similar event in Ellicott City in 2016.
After the Deluge, Ellicott City
Vehicles can be seen piled up following flooding that stunned Ellicott City over Memorial Day weekend.
Historic Rains, Ellicott City
Floodwaters engulf two vehicles in Ellicott City.
Historic Floods, Ellicott City
Residents were left waterlogged for the second time in just two years.
Stormy Weather, Ellicott City
A parked car is all but sunk in torrential rains that hit flood-prone Ellicott City, Maryland on May 27.
Massive Damage, Ellicott City
A portion of Ellicott Mills Drive at Main Street was simply washed away in the May 27 deluge.
Search for Survivors, Ellicott City
Rescue workers search a pile of vehicles for survivors in Ellicott City as the rain continues to fall.
Raging Waters, Ellicott City
Ellicott City's Main Street was turned to a raging river in the historic May 27 flood.
Ruined Property, Ellicott City
Many cars in Ellicott City were left seriously damaged by water and debris following the May 27 flood.
Stranded, Ellicott City
A jumble of vehicles are stranded in a flooded parking lot in Ellicott City, Md. on May 27.
Waterlogged, Ellicott City
A car traverses flooded Main Street in Ellicott City with the normally picturesque storefronts as backdrop.
Repairs Begin, Ellicott City
Workers start the long process of fixing damage.
Aftermath, Ellicott City
Jean-Luc Durantaye, 26, begins to clean out his basement bedroom the day after floods inundated Ellicott City, Md.
Devastated Townspeople, Ellicott City
Kelli Myers, who owns two businesses that were flooded, and her son Sam, were rescued from another store further up the street when torrential rains turned Ellicott City's streets to rivers.
Flood Prone, Ellicott City
The Tiber and Patapsco Rivers have long been the source of major flooding in Ellicott City. The May 27 was no exception and represents one of the worst flood events the city has ever seen.
Swept Away, Ellicott City
According to witnesses, 39-year-old National Guard sergeant Eddison "Eddie" Hermond was swept away in the Ellicott City flood while trying to help rescue a woman. His body was found two days after the flood.