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Discoveries is located near the lowest point in Ellicott City, just a few steps from the Railroad Bridge, the historic Railroad station museum and the Patapsco River.   Last Saturday evening, a horrendous flash flood tore through downtown Ellicott City.  With 6.5" of rain falling in just 3 hours, the torrent devastated this historic town.   Without warning, shop and restaurant owners, pedestrians and shoppers were forced to take immediate refuge against the rushing waters.  Many buildings and shops were damaged  Some establishments, including the Discoveries shop. were completely destroyed.  Two people lost their lives in the flood, and many others had to be rescued.  

Sally not only runs her shop on Main Street, she also lived in her apartment above the store.   Like other Ellicott City residents and establishment owners, Sally became trapped in her building by the rising and rushing flood water that night.  She had no choice but to quicly gather up her cat, stuff it in a case and retreat to the roof of her building.  There, a neighbor on the roof of his building, helped them to squeeze through a small window to safety.  

You see... not only was Sally's business and life's work destroyed, but her home as well.  Her life as she’d known it completely changed.  For the foreseeable future, she and her kitty will be staying with her son.  

Sally and her store Discoveries have been a part of the downtown historic Ellicott City for more than 35 years.   She enjoys and cherishes the wonderful and loyal customer base created throughout and over the years.   Sally wants her customers to know just how much she appreciates getting to know them and having them as customers, too.  It’s her plan to rebuild and reopen.  It’s her hope that, with the help of all the friends she’s made through her store, that she’ll be able to do that.

At the end of the video below, you can see her shop, and how high the flood waters surged.  The waters swept away her inventory and nearly everything else inside.  It collapsed walls, flooring and fixtures.  She'll need to repair or replace the store's inventory and repair the building's structural damage:  floors, walls, fixtures, equipment, lighting, HVAC, etc.  

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