The fast-rising flood waters came Sunday evening during a heavy Memorial Day weekend storm and sent cars floating down Main Street. Friends said Hermond was trying to help a woman rescue her cat behind the La Palapa restaurant when he was overcome by the brown rushing water.
Who is missing in the Ellicott City floods? Howard County Fire and EMS said water levels reached above the first floor of buildings in some areas.
The city faces its second major flooding crisis in just three years.
Police on Tuesday afternoon said searchers found the body of an adult male in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line.
Cars were washed down Main Street as flash floodwaters tore through Ellicott City, Maryland. - Authorities in Maryland's Howard County have issued what they're calling a "precautionary health alert" after a sewage main broke following torrential rains that prompted destructive flash flooding.
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Officials said 30 rescues were carried out into Monday morning, whereby the half-foot of water had receded and residents could survey the damage to their homes and businesses.
Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency in Howard County in the aftermath of the storm.
Local restaurant owner Nathan Sowers said that after all the hard work rebuilding from the destructive 2016 flood he was unsure about rebuilding again. On Sunday, the community received some 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of rain over a six-hour period, most in an intense, three-hour period, Muccilli said. He signed an executive order directing Maryland Department of Emergency Management and other state agencies to provide support. Its location in the Patapsco River Valley and its position on a granite bedrock make it susceptible to flooding "with terrific force", Mr. Miller said.
"If you look at the devastation and the damage, I would certainly say it's worse than 2016", Kittleman said.
"They say this is a once every 1000-year flood and we've had two of them in two years", Hogan said. And you saw, we get the money from FEMA two years later.