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Kittleman requests County Council action to extend State of Emergency in Ellicott City

August 22, 2016

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today signed an executive order requesting the County Council hold an emergency session to extend the State of Emergency in Ellicott City until September 20.

Kittleman requested the extension at the same time his Administration issued a midpoint report on the county’s response to the flooding event. A copy of that report can be found at

By extending the State of Emergency, the county would be allowed to continue to facilitate the recovery by completing extensive critical public works projects and repair work, including sidewalks, roadways and retaining walls.

“We have been able to get a great deal done in the weeks following the storm,” said Kittleman. “Clearly, this is a dynamic and constantly changing situation, and we have said from the start that ensuring public safety is a top priority in this recovery. I appreciate the Council’s continued cooperation during this recovery process.”

Kittleman signed the initial State of Emergency on July 30, just hours after the flooding. On Aug. 5, the County Council approved the executive’s request to extend the State of Emergency through Sept. 7.

For more information or assistance, please call 410-313-2900 and continue to visit the recovery resource page at