Missing National Guardsman’s Body Found in Flood-Ravaged Maryland River

30 May, 2018, 19:46 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Ellicott City Md. are flooded after heavy rains

This undated photo provided by Howard County Police Department shows Eddison Alexander Hermond, who police say went missing in the flooding in historic Ellicott City, Md.

A severe United States storm has hit Ellicott City in Maryland causing shocking damage including a 30-foot-wide hole in the centre of the area.

Emergency responders on Monday conducted 300 rescues as they continue to search for Sergeant Eddison Hermond of the Maryland Army National Guard who was identified as the missing person.

In a Tuesday tweet, Howard County Police said they are still awaiting identification of the body and will announce more information as soon as possible.

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Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said that his immediate priorities are finding the missing man and assessing the condition of damaged buildings that housed shops, restaurants and families. A woman wanted to leave the restaurant to find her cat, and Lopez said Hermond lost his balance as he attempted to help the woman out.

Some people in Ellicott City's historic downtown say they are determined to rebuild after Sunday's devastation. Their hope: to pull together as a community again after the second bad flood.

Simon Cortes, owner of La Palapa Grill & Cantina, said Monday it's "a awful time", and his business took on about 30 centimetres of water. But he says the town has been through it all before, and he'll do his part to spur another revival.

Police officials said Hermond, 39, was last seen at a Mexican restaurant called La Palapa Grill & Cantina on Main Street on Sunday at about 5:20 p.m. and was reported missing at around midnight.

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Ellicott City certainly got the worst of it.

Ellicott City, a former mill town, sits in ravine surrounded by two streams of the Patapsco River, about 13 miles west of Baltimore. In the July 2016 storm, Ellicott City received 6.6 inches (17 centimeters) of rain over a two- to three-hour period.

This follows after the same area was hit but flooding in 2016, which left two dead and damaged dozens of buildings.

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.

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A vehicle that was swept into the riverbank rests just off Main Street in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. That assessment work continued Tuesday.

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