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>> As the US braces for the official start of hurricane season on June 1st, extreme storm prone states on the Gulf Coast could look about 1000 miles north at a small town in Washington DC's backyard as a cautionary tale. Ellicott City suffered its second deadly flood in less than two years.
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This historic Maryland district was hit by a so-called 1000 year rain storm in 2016, only to be hit by another one this week.>> Clearly, I believe the damage is more severe than it was in 2016.>> Since that last major storm, critics say most of the rebuilding efforts focused on getting businesses back up and running, rather than trying to control future flooding.
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Architect Rob Brennan sits on the Master Plan Review Committee that was established to rebuild Ellicott City.>> This was always a question that was asked at just about every meeting, what if this happens again? And it always fell back to, well, it's a rare occurrence. It's 1000 year or 500 year event.
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It could happen again, but it probably won't and here we are a year and a half later, it happened again.>> Just up the street from Brandon's architecture firm Dave Carnie surveyed the damage at his wine store on Tuesday.>> Everybody wants to blame someone, but you want to look at the big picture, then maybe at some point we should talk about climate change.
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Because this is climate change. This is extreme weather and this is what it's going to cause and it's not going to stop.>> But Carney says despite the risks, he's not going to stop either.>> My neighbors around me have said, you can not close. You must come back.
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We need you. We'll do anything. What do we have to do to help you to come back? It's too overwhelming for me. It's hard actually. But I gotta come back. I'm gonna come back. It's gonna happen.