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In pictures : Historic US city damaged after flash floods hit

After assessing the havoc caused, the state's governor, Larry Hogan, announced a state of emergency in the region.

In pictures : The catastrophic Maryland flash flood

A roaring flash flood hit the Maryland's Elliciot city on May 27. The City, on the west bank of Patapsco River is an unincorperated community falling the Baltimore region, which is prone to periodic flooding. (Source: AP)

In pictures : The catastrophic Maryland flash flood

Assessing the havoc caused, the state's governor, Larry Hogan, announced a state of emergency. He also travelled to the affected region to assess the damage. (Source: AP)

In pictures : The catastrophic Maryland flash flood

Known for its historic milling industry that started in 1700's, the historic Ellicott city of the Baltimore area was hit by a similar catostrophic flash flood in 2016. At the time, nearly six inches of rain fell in just two hours, leaving two people dead and hundreds of vehicles damaged. (Source: AP)

In pictures : The catastrophic Maryland flash flood

Residents claim that the flooding on Sunday appeared to be worse than what Ellicott city faced two years back. So far no loss of life has been reported. (Source: AP)

In pictures : The catastrophic Maryland flash flood

Emergency rescue operations were undertaken around the city, as the raging water swept away cars and the trees. According to the authorities, the water rose above the first floor of buildings in some areas. (Source: AP)

In pictures : The catastrophic Maryland flash flood

As the flood water receded on Sunday evening, authorities began the task of assessing the damage. Rescue officials were dispatched throughout the city to conduct saftety checks and evacuations. (Source: AP)