Ellicott City continues to battle back from devastating floods even as the future remains uncertain

ELLICOTT CITY, Maryland — The beauty and charm of Howard County’s historic Ellicott City have been tested since its founding in 1772 by devastating, at times deadly, floods. Yet the town keeps coming back. In this special report, the Capital News Service looks at what makes Ellicott City so vulnerable and why so many believe efforts to save the town are worth it—even as they differ on how best to do it.