WATCH: State of Emergency Issued in Baltimore as Flash Flooding Hits Ellicott City, MD… Numerous Buildings Collapse

A State of Emergency has been issued for a Maryland city that has been pounded by severe weather.

Ellicott City, which has been recovering from a devastating flood from July 2016, is experiencing dangerous flood waters Sunday afternoon, which has prompted a Flash Flood Emergency and a State of Emergency by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

I have spoken to Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman & am currently heading to Ellicott City. I have directed @MDMEMA to assist in any capacity possible, and numerous other state agencies are providing support. I have declared a State of Emergency. #ECFlood #HoCoMd
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 27, 2018

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440 PM – **FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY** has been issued for Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland. Significant flash flooding and multiple water rescues have been reported on Main Street in Ellicott City.
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 27, 2018

Officials are urging people to avoid downtown Ellicott City.

Strong storms bringing heavy rain &potential for flash floods are currently moving across central Maryland. Please use extreme caution, follow all weather advisories& avoid travel if possible. If your area is under a flash flood warning, take precautions and seek higher ground. https://t.co/A2i2BjM2Wj
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 27, 2018

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#ECFlood | Reports of building collapses in #Ellicott City | Collapse rescue teams en route | In some areas, water is above the first floor of buildings
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) May 27, 2018

#ECFlood | Please stay off the roads – especially in Ellicott City, Elkridge, and lower points | Standing water on roads | Conditions are still tenuous | Please stay inside until storm passes
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) May 27, 2018

SOURCE: CBS Baltimore