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Executive Kittleman announces partnership to improve flood warning systems for Ellicott City

May 18, 2018

Media Contact:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman will hold a news conference to discuss a new partnership to improve flood warning systems for Ellicott City. Four dozen advanced stream gauges will be installed at 16 locations throughout the four-square mile Tiber Hudson watershed. Data collected from these gauges will be correlated to weather events to better understand how these events impact the watershed, leading to strengthened disaster preparedness and community resilience in Ellicott City.

WHO:        
Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive 
Dr. David Alexander, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Flood Apex Program Director
Keith Holtermann, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Senior S&T Advisor to FEMA
Chris Strong, National Weather Service, Warning Coordination Meteorologist
Ron Peters, Ellicott City Property Owner

WHAT:    
News conference to announce a partnership to improve flood warning systems for Ellicott City

WHEN:    
Monday, May 21, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:    
Ellicott City Colored School, 8683 Frederick Road, Ellicott City 

WHY:    
To discuss the latest initiative in a series of projects to make Ellicott City more resilient to future flooding.

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