Body of missing National Guardsman found in Maryland river, officials confirm

Max Robinson  DieRobinsonDie  TwitterThe streets are flooded in Ellicott City Md

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

"Eddison Hermond is my friend and fellow comrade", tweeted a woman with the Twitter handle Simply Ebony.

This initial progress was clouded by the discovery of a Severn, Maryland, man who had gone missing Sunday while trying to help a woman stranded amid rising waters.

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

A small window of time to survey losses and gather belongings will be given to those in the flood damaged areas, officials say.

Kittleman said the other priority for authorities was to assess the condition of buildings, which contain shops, restaurants and homes.

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Earlier this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded Maryland more than $1 million for flood-mitigation efforts, with Mr. Hogan saying it took two years to secure that funding and that "it's ironic that we just got it this month".

Here's what the flooding in Ellicott City looks like: In one dramatic video, a police officer instructs drivers to turn their cars around as the flooding intensified. "And I can't even imagine the loss his family is suffering", said Nicholas Johnson, owner of a store near the spot where Hermond vanished. In addition to the flooding in Ellicott City, flooding was also reported elsewhere in Howard County and in neighboring Baltimore City and county. Aside from the Patapsco River, there are four other smaller waterways running through and around Ellicott City.

Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency for the flooded area before traveling there himself late on Sunday. On Sunday, the community received some 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of rain over a six-hour period, most in an intense, three-hour period, Muccilli said.

The National Weather Service stated as much as 9.5 inches of rain fell in the area.

The flooding has caused buildings to collapse and cars to be washed away.

Many of Ellicott City's residents and business owners are set on rebuilding following Sunday's flash flooding.

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