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Ellicott City Flood Hits Insight180 Again: ‘Our Heads Are Spinning’

by | Jun 2, 2018

The recent flash flood that devastated historic Ellicott City for the second time in two years also hit Insight180 again. The branding and design firm had relocated to new downtown space after losing its previous office during the 2016 flood.

Agency founder Wendy Baird shared her thoughts on Facebook:

“No words.” We’ve heard people say that over and over since Sunday night’s flood in Old Ellicott City, and it fits. Our heads are spinning with all that has happened in the past few days.

Thankfully, we were able to get into the office this week to start assessing the damage and retrieving essentials. Though we purposefully moved to higher ground last year, we still had 14 inches of water pass through – tipping, moving and soaking furniture in its path. Next week, we hope to get back into the insight180 office to clean, remove large desks and shelving, and discard additional unsalvageable items.

As we start this recovery process again, it’s both easier and more difficult than 2 years ago. We are filled with humility and gratitude for the many well wishes and offers of help. At the moment, there is nothing you can physically do for us. Our dear friend Aimee Lambing did set up a GoFundMe page to help subsidize the costs of replacing destroyed furniture and supplies – as well as to store some items we are able to salvage. Thank you, Aimee!

The GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/insight-180-flood-recovery

Insight180’s office took on 14 inches of water and there are several thousand dollars worth of furniture and equipment that will need to be replaced, according to the GoFundMe page.

“Anyone who knows Wendy knows that she is someone who cares deeply about her community, is constantly supportive of others, and continually gives back,” Lambing wrote.  “Even during this challenging time she is quick to point out that she is very lucky. Compared to other businesses in the area, she and her team will still be able to service their clients remotely while they simultaneously work to once again clean up and repair their space. “

About the Author

Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. Jeff is the regional representative of the national Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG). He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.


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