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Ellicott City flood victims get into homes and businesses, 10 minutes at a time

Main Street in Ellicott City on Thursday. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

With recovery efforts still underway and concerns about the structural deficiency of some buildings, people with homes and businesses on Ellicott City’s Main Street are slowly being allowed back in — for 10 minutes at a time. Due to the number ...

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Insurance commissioner issues temporary regulations for Ellicott City flood victims

In response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s declaration of a state of emergency in Howard County following last weekend’s flooding in Ellicott City, Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. has issued temporary regulations to accommodate flood victims. Redmer is asking insurance companies ...

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Redmer: Most Main Street businesses don’t have flood insurance

Damage along Main Street in Ellicott City as seen Monday, Aug. 1. Maryland Insurance Administration Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. says he is not surprised many business owners did not have flood insurance after speaking with many during a town hall meeting Monday afternoon. ‘A number of people explored flood insurance and they made the informed decision not to buy it,’ he says. ‘In their view they felt it was expensive.’ (Juliet Linderman/AP Photo)

In talking to several dozen business owners on Ellicott City’s Main Street, Maryland Insurance Administration Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. found that an “overwhelming majority” of them do not have flood insurance. Business owners and residents are reeling from a historic ...

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