In the first Old Line State Summit since the launch of Smart Growth Maryland as a major program of Preservation Maryland, our one-day conference focused on the collaboration, advocacy, and technology needed to make preservation and conservation a reality in more and more of Maryland’s communities.
Preservation engineer, Mat Daw, responds to Ellicott City flood, 2016.
New Resource: Ellicott City Flood After Action Report
07/24/2017 By Preservation Maryland
The response by Preservation Maryland to the Ellicott City flood of 2016 was an opportunity to utilize our strengths – our understanding of historic buildings – to help those impacted. It has also been one of the greatest challenges. In our “After Action Report,” we summarized our actions to provide the opportunity to learn from our experiences.
The Report includes:
Brief history of flooding in Ellicott City
Description of the scale and impact of the 2016 flood
Outline of Preservation Maryland involvement
Results and impact
Partnerships and support
Geographic location of Resource Center
What could have been done better?
Recommendations for future preservation disaster responses
Non-Profit checklist for disaster response
Suggestions for local governments
Resource for further study
Preservation Maryland dedicates this report to the people of Ellicott City who value their history, heritage and culture.