Maryland community 'heartbroken' after second flood in two years

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No injuries have been reported in the flood, and by 5:20 p.m. the local fire and rescue department said the waters were receding, according to The Baltimore Sun. "It's hard for me to even understand how this could happen two years later", Kittleman told reporters.

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) declared a state of emergency in Howard County as a major front drenched the Baltimore region, dumping some 7.5 inches of rain on the town in just eight hours. He had joined the Air Force in 1996 and served on active duty for 10 years.

Kohler says the thoughts and prayers of his fellow guard members are with Hermond and his family. The Patapsco River, located southeast of Ellicott City, experienced a 17-foot-climb in water levels over those two hours.

In a Tuesday tweet, Howard County Police said they are still awaiting identification of the body.

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

Much of the city had just finished rebuilding after that catastrophe, with more than 90 percent of the city's businesses having reopened. Pls continue to monitor social media for updates. Now they face yet another massive cleanup, serious economic losses and a daunting comeback.

Asked whether he's committed to building back anew he said: "We'll see".

"We'll see. It takes a lot of money and a lot of time, a lot of energy".

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Some people reported hearing a blaring alarm during the flooding.

Rescuers have found the body of the man who went missing in the Ellicott City flood, the Howard County police said.

Main Street looked more like a river, with fast-moving, brown water rushing down the road.

Kittleman said the missing man was in his 40s and was not a resident of the historic district. He did not identify him further.

Kittleman expressed confidence Monday that Ellicott City could make another comeback.

When the rain came Sunday, many residents remained in the throes of recovery.

Rescue personnel have been searching buildings and waterways in the area since the flood.