Press Release

August 1, 2016
Cardin Statement on Fatal Flooding in Ellicott City

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released the following statement on the deadly flooding in Ellicott City. He will join Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman at an information session Monday evening to talk with residents and help compile a request for federal disaster assistance. Senator Cardin and Executive Kittleman also plan to visit affected businesses in Ellicott City Tuesday.


Senator Cardin:  “Marylanders are heartbroken by the devastation that has hit our community. My condolences go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this tragedy. I want to especially thank the first responders who have worked tirelessly to save lives and property after the historic flooding in Ellicott City on Saturday night.


“Over the next few days I will work with Senator Barbara Mikulski, Governor Larry Hogan, Congressman Elijah Cummings and County Executive Kittleman to review the need for federal disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Our Congressional delegation will move quickly to facilitate the emergency help needed for families, communities, homeowners, and small businesses to recover from this disaster.”