Huge flood waters rush through streets of Ellicott City, Maryland

Residents looked on in shock as heavy flooding took inundated the streets of Ellicott City, Maryland

Video posted to social media broadcasting site Periscope shows large amounts of muddy water rushing down a street.

Local media reported up to 8 inches of rain had fallen on Ellicott City in only two hours.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency. First responders arrived to the scene to rescue people trapped on buildings around the area, according to local media.

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