National Guard sergeant's body found in Patapsco River near Ellicott City

National Guard sergeant's body found in Patapsco River near Ellicott City

National Guard sergeant's body found in Patapsco River near Ellicott City

"I can tell you my heart is broken thinking about what the people have gone through here and the people's lives who were devastated two years ago and rebuilt".

Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner says witnesses saw the man go under the water Sunday evening, and he did not surface.

"#HoCoPolice are continuing the search for Eddison Hermond, 39, of Severn, last seen at appx". He said Hermond was trying to help others by holding a door open as brown floodwaters coursed through the restaurant when a woman approached, desperately trying to rescue her pet just outside. "And we've had two of them in two years".

Flash floods have sent cars floating down roads in Ellicott City, Maryland - less than two years after a devastating flood killed two people and caused millions in damages. Lopez told ABC News that he and Hermond made a decision to wait out the storm and began to help employees sandbag the restaurant's back door as floodwaters rose. They say they will announce more information as soon as possible.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said in an advisory issued at 8am ET that the storm's center was about 100 miles south-east of Destin, Florida, and moving north at 6mph.

Image of flash flooding in Ellicott City, Maryland on the city's Main Street.

Eddison Hermond's body was discovered Tuesday morning in the Patapsco River, roughly a mile from the bridge at the bottom of Main Street.

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Mr. Miller said Sunday's rain started around 2:45 p.m. and had not yet subsided as of around 6:30 p.m.

Over Maryland, a weak weather system crossing this band of moisture, intensified dramatically and a line of thunderstorms formed, crossing directly over Ellicott City.

"We will be there for them as we were in 2016", Kittleman said. "Officials have confirmed that the attached photo is Hermond".

The previous massive flood left two people dead in July 2016. The toll on local homes and businesses looks set to be catastrophic. He said some of the areas repaired after the 2016 devastation withstood Sunday's flood waters.

Officials said Monday afternoon that almost 300 people were rescued.

"We will be there for them as we were in 2016", Kittleman said.

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