The National Weather Service, which issued a flash flood warning for southeastern Howard County through early Monday, reported that parts of the greater Baltimore area got isolated rainfall of more than 9 inches.
"He, along with some other folks, went back to assist her and unfortunately during that effort they saw him go under water and not surface", Mr Gordon told reporters, adding that the others made it out of the area safely.
Getting flood insurance around old Ellicott City was a pricy proposition before. On Sunday, water levels peaked even higher than two years ago.
A National Guardsman is missing after he was swept away in a flash flood in Ellicott City, Maryland, while searching for a woman's missing cat. Witnesses returned and said Hermond slipped into the river and was carried away, said Lopez, whose husband met Hermond 20 years ago in the US Air Force.
"Eddison Hermond is my friend and fellow comrade", tweeted a woman with the Twitter handle Simply Ebony.
Hermond is a sergeant assigned to Camp Fretterd in Reisterstown, Md.
"No body expected another storm of this magnitude to come through two years later because, as I said, they were only supposed to happen every 1,000 years", the governor said.
Hermond has been a member of the Maryland Army National Guard since 2009, a National Guard spokesman 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.
On Tuesday afternoon, his body was located in the Patapsco River. That was at the height of the flash flooding, which sent stormwaters cascading down Main Street. Pls continue to monitor social media for updates. Just hours before, murky brown water rushed through the city center, taking with it anything in its path. Videos and photos showed flipped vehicles and debris littering streets and storefronts.
Now the locals face yet another massive cleanup, serious economic losses and a daunting comeback.
Howard County Executive Allan Kilttleman said the flooding was worse than that endured in July 2016.
Asked whether he's committed to building back anew he said: "We'll see".