ELLICOTT CITY, MD.— Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Sunday in Howard County as flash floods drenched Ellicott City – the second time in the past two years.
At least one person is missing as 30 rescue workers have been sent to the city that is a few miles from Baltimore.
Building toppled in Ellicott City’s historic Main Street and cars were upended as the Patapsco River continues to climb to record-breaking levels.
Businesses that suffered major losses two years ago are struggling to stay above water as many of the first-floors on Main Street are under water.
National Guard and Air Force veteran Eddison Hermond has gone missing during the flood, according to Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman.
Bonnie Hoppa, who says she is a friend of Hermond’s friends, posted on Facebook that Hermond was “swept away” at around 4:20 p.m. in the area of Tiber River IVO Parking Lot D.
Editor’s Note: Check out the Fundraiser for Ellicott City at Hysteria Brewing Company. See you there at noon.
UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon, searchers found the body of an adult male in the Patapsco River, just across the Baltimore County line. The victim was later confirmed to be 39-year-old Eddison Hermond of Severn, Maryland. Hermond was last seen on Sunday evening at about 4:20 p.m. as he disappeared in the flood waters behind the La Palapa Grill in Ellicott City.
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