Maryland gets $1M to reduce flood risk in Ellicott City

Workers gather by street damage after Saturday night's flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Sunday, July 31, 2016. Historic, low-lying Ellicott City, Maryland, was ravaged by floodwaters Saturday night, killing a few people and causing devastating damage to homes and businesses, officials said. (Kevin Rector/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland has been awarded about $1 million in federal funds to help reduce the risk of flooding in one of its cities.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the award Thursday. The funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to improve a storm drainage network and a culvert near Main Street in Ellicott City. Howard County will run the project and contribute $400,000 of additional funding to it.

Flooding in Ellicott City in July 2016 left two people dead and devastated businesses and homes.

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