Two People Died After A "Disaster Movie" Flood Destroyed This Small Town

"We have never seen such devastation."

Two people died after floodwaters resembling a "disaster movie" destroyed the main section of Ellicott City, Maryland, on Saturday night, officials said.

Nearly six inches of rain fell on the area between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said on Sunday. It's the "equivalent of rain for a whole month," he added.

With that much rain comes "tremendous force of water," Kittleman said, adding that sidewalks are gone, "buiding floors completely gone," "foundations completely gone" and that there were "cars on top of cars."

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In this video, a person is seen walking with his car during the flood when he is swept away. The poster said the person was ok.

In all, 170 vehicles were impacted by the flood and are now not driveable. They are being towed from walkways, the river and other places.

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The area "looks like a war zone," Kittleman said, adding it "looks like a disaster movie."

A woman was also rescued from her car by a human chain in an incident which was shared widely on Facebook after being posted Sunday morning.

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The footage was shot by Ellicott City resident Dave Arditti and posted by his wife Sara, who run an art gallery in the city's Main Street.

The video also features a man being washed away by the torrent of water, whom Sara described as "incredibly lucky."

Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency for the city, and praised first responders.

Governor @LarryHogan addressing the storm damage & devastation but also heroic actions in #EllicottCity @LarryHogan