Searchers found the body of 39-year-old Eddison Alexander Hermond after he went missing during the flood on Sunday, the Howard County Police Department said in a news release.
Authorities in Howard County have issued what they're calling a "precautionary health alert" after a sewage main broke following torrential rains that prompted destructive flash flooding.
First responders arrived to the scene to rescue people trapped on buildings around the area, according to local media. Ellicott City, which is known for its flood-prone location, witnessed flooded streets and toppled buildings.
"We got a lot done today", Irvin said.
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He was the only person reported missing. Thunderstorms are in the D.C. -area forecast from Wednesday through Saturday, and Kittleman said officials are looking out for potential trouble spots around the area. Kittleman said he is in his 40s and does not live in the historic district, but 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. One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS.
As the floodwaters receded late Sunday, officials were only beginning the grim task of assessing the destruction.
Between 24 and 30 emergency rescues took place, including stranded individuals and water rescues.
About 225 trips (of 1 to 2 workers each) were made into the restricted flood-damaged area Tuesday, County Executive Allan Kittleman said.