Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Body found of man who disappeared amid Maryland flooding

Max Robinson  DieRobinsonDie  TwitterThe streets are flooded in Ellicott City Md Max Robinson DieRobinsonDie TwitterThe streets are flooded in Ellicott City Md
| 30 May, 2018, 19:44

Lopez, who was attending a birthday party with Hermond and her husband, said Hermond left the restaurant to help a woman trying to rescue her cat from a nearby pet store.

Howard County Police officials said rescuers pulled the body of Army National Guardsman, Sgt. Eddison Hermond, from the Patapsco River Tuesday.

Hermond joined the Air Force in 1996 and served 10 years as an airman, the Guard's Col. Charles Kohler said.

With waters receded, residents of the flood-prone Maryland town are facing another daunting comeback less than two years since another awful flood deluged their beloved downtown, smashing inventory and ripping up floors and pavement.

Authorities say investigators have been notified that the body of an adult male has been found by searchers scouring the Patapsco River.

Crews have been hunting for 39-year-old Eddison Hermond, who was reported missing Sunday following torrential rains that prompted destructive flash flooding in historic Ellicott City.

After yet another devastating flash flood ripped apart their historic Maryland mill town, hundreds of residents and business owners are again asking themselves about whether they should stay or leave the city.


Simon Cortes, owner of La Palapa Grill & Cantina, said Monday it's "a awful time", and his business took on about a foot (30 centimeters) of water.

The main ruptured about 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from downtown Ellicott City, where the historic main street was ravaged by floodwaters for the second time in less than two years.

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. This is considered the worst flood since 2016 that claimed two lives. In the July 2016 storm, Ellicott City received 6.6 inches (17 centimeters) of rain over a two- to three-hour period.

Several abandoned cars, broken tree branches, and other debris still litter the streets.

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

The sewage overflow, which was first noticed early Monday, has been stopped.

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. That assessment work continued Tuesday.

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