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Storms swamp Memorial Day festivities from New York to Florida

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WASHINGTON - A flash flood emergency issued in Maryland as massive floodwaters take over and a major storm arrives just before the official start of hurricane season.

ABCs Stephanie Ramos reports -

Across the country states are dealing with torrential rain, just outside of Baltimore, Maryland Elicott City engulfed by devastating flash floods.

Streets turning into rivers. Those trapped climbing to a second story to stay safe as rescuers search for anyone possibly trapped in cars or buildings.

Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan declaring a state of emergency and said, "This is really truly devastating
They say this is a once in a 1000 year flood, and we've had two in two years". Officials say the situation is worse than in 2016, when flash flooding killed two people and destroyed dozens of buildings and cars. 
                                                

I can tell you my heart is broken, thinking about what the people went through two years ago and rebuilt. And now dealing with the same daunting case again said Kittleman.

States of emergency declared across Florida and parts of Mississippi and Alabama. The first named storm of the hurricane season
Alberto" expected to make landfall today. The system hitting Miami with heavy rain and winds up to 50-miles per hour. Alberto arriving just before the official start of the hurricane season.

Nature doesn't follow our times line, nature does what it wants to do said Greenwood.

Alberto is expected to clock in wind speeds at 65 miles per hour and Florida's panhandle is expected to get the brunt of it Monday.

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