This is a new website that is designed to provide a new sort of information for Howard County citizens. The recent flooding in historic Ellicott City is the catalyst for this site and the information you are going to see posted here and dispensed throughout the community. The hashtag #ECStrong is being used on social media and in signage, and without a doubt, it’s a powerful phrase that is effective at rallying people around the rebuilding message of not letting the flood get the best of homeowners and businesses impacted in Ellicott City.

But something more is needed. Hence, the birth of #ECSmart.

The information we plan on providing, though it will be surprising to some, is being provided in order educate the citizens of Howard County (and particularly those impacted by the flood[s]) with information that they should know while they are making decisions about what has happened and what they may do next.

This information involves Howard County, MD government officials, money/budget considerations, the County Council and County Executive, and others.

Stay tuned for more information, while we get a chance to set everything up that we want to reveal.