Maryland floods

Human chain reaches trapped woman

Barnes was standing Saturday in a torrential storm and watching the worst flood in memory in flood-prone Ellicott City, Maryland, in what was quickly becoming one of the worst nights of his life.

He had just fled his store, All Time Toys, his lifelong dream, as it filled with water. He spotted his Mercury Grand Marquis floating with other cars down Main Street.

Just as suddenly, Barnes' thoughts weren't focused on his store, his car and his future.