As you may know, in May, yet another rainstorm devastated Ellicott City. This is the second time in two years that tragic weather has ravaged Main Street. With the current rainfall, we can only hope that there will not be another flood.
The area had just barely recovered from the flood in 2016 that had left many businesses destroyed and to see the devastation rip through them again is heartbreaking. Our hearts are with them through the recovery. We are #ECStrong.
We’re here to update you on Fireside, and we’ll also tell you what you can do to help flooding relief efforts.
Ellicott City sits very close to the Patapsco River at the bottom of a slope. Though this may have been good for the mills that once operated on Main Street, for a modern community, it spells disaster.
In May of 2018, two very heavy rains occurred within a week of one another and this overwhelmed the area’s drainage system. Roads were destroyed. Businesses were washed away. It was a disaster and we can only hope that the future looks brighter.
Fireside, fortunately, avoided major damage. As such, we remained open and didn’t have to close as a result of the flooding. Due to ongoing rains, it’s imperative you call us to make sure that we’re open and that there are no major issues en route.
It means so much to us that many of you reached out to us with concerns and positive thoughts in May, and we’d like to express our gratitude. Many residents of Ellicott City, though, were not so lucky.
While we were relatively unaffected, the same cannot be said for many of our neighbors. We want to do our best to contribute wherever we can. So, please participate in ongoing relief efforts for the area and be safe!
We at Fireside understand how important it is to keep community and camaraderie hand-in-hand. The best thing we can do during this trying time is donate, care, and continue forward.
Your future summer plans and building ideas can actually help others in need. For more information on what you can do to help, you can call Fireside, today. We’ll get you started on your new dream fireplace, grill, outdoor kitchen, or patio. When you work with us, you’ll be making a difference for Ellicott City.