Man Missing After Flood Waters Sweep Him Away In Maryland

Man Missing After Flood Waters Sweep Him Away In Maryland

There have been no other reports of missing people.

Getting flood insurance around old Ellicott City was a pricy proposition before.

But Sowers also said he saw other hard-hit locals laughing and joking about their troubles Monday morning - a good sign the Maryland town will launch yet another rebirth from raging floodwaters.

Eddison Alexander Hermond, 39, is a Guardsman and Air Force veteran from Severn.

The US President authorized the national guard to address the issue. Hermond, wearing a White t-shirt and Black shorts, was pulled underneath the water after he helped rescue a woman and her cat during devastating flooding in Ellicott City on Sunday afternoon, The Baltimore Sun reported. Hermond had been with friends at a restaurant when he sought to aid the woman.

Emergency crews continued to work Tuesday following the second devastating flood in the last two years that left the historic Maryland city in ruins.

At a news conference on Sunday night (Monday NZT), Kittleman and Governor Larry Hogan vowed to help people rebuild their lives again.

Rescuers had been scouring the area for Hermond in the two days since the flood.

Hermond has been a member of the Maryland Army National Guard since 2009, a National Guard spokesman said.

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Jeremy Harris of CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, tweeted videos sent in from his sister in Ellicott City that shows the flood disaster on the city's Main Street. Police confirmed the body found on Tuesday was Hermond.

Emergency services received about 1,100 calls starting around 4 p.m. Sunday and assisted 300 individuals from hazardous areas affected by the storm. It took about three months for some of Main Street's more than140 businesses to reopen after the flood. Pls continue to monitor social media for updates. Now they face yet another massive cleanup, serious economic losses and a daunting comeback.

"Are we gonna die ma'am?" another caller asked.

A gauge on the Patapsco recorded water surface levels reaching close to those of the Ellicott City flood just two years earlier.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman says a man was reported missing to police about 12:30 a.m. today.

Main Street looked more like a river, with fast-moving, brown water rushing down the road.

Kittleman said the missing man was in his 40s and was not a resident of the historic district. He did not identify him further.

For now, the Main Street area remained blocked off Monday, even to residents and business owners, as teams of authorities and engineers surveyed the heartbreaking mess.

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