Maryland city cleaning up after second flood in two years

28 May, 2018, 23:12 | Author: Carlos George
  • After the floodwaters receded emergency officials had no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries. But by nightfall first responders and rescue officials were still going

A state of emergency was declared in Maryland on Sunday, with authorities saying that the flood was of the same scale that rocked Ellicott City in 2016, leaving two people dead and many businesses and homes devastated. "He was reported missing to police at 12:30 a.m. on Monday", Howard County Police Department posted on Facebook.

Asked whether he's committed to building back anew, he said: "We'll see". Witnesses reportedly saw Eddison being swept away toward Patapsco River.

A flash flood emergency was issued in Maryland's Howard County at 4:40 p.m.

Law enforcement officials said they were still working to secure the Ellicott City area on Monday morning before allowing residents and business owners to return to their property, reclaim belongings and assess the damage.

Governor Larry Hogan said on Facebook that he is heading to Ellicott City, located about 22km west of Baltimore, after Sunday's flash flooding form recent heavy rains.

In one instance, a wedding party was forced to flee the Main Street Ballroom when the waters burst through the doors.

The flash floods that began on Sunday flooded buildings and destroyed vehicles. Two residents died in the flood waters. One man remains missing, as crews work to clear the area.

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An army veteran who tried to save people in the horrific Maryland flood on May 27 has gone missing, and local police have put out desperate pleas for help in finding him.

. Others said they gathered in the second story of a building and anxiously watched the seething waters.

Multiple rescues are under way.

In that catastrophe in July of 2016, two people died in what was called a "once in a 1,000 years" event.

Some are already asking questions about whether enough was done after the last flood to prevent a similar catastrophe.

Hogan said he is heading to the scene.

Donations can be sent electronically through their website or mailed to Ellicott City Parternship, P.O. Box 92, Ellicott City, Maryland.

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