Second 1000-Year Flood in Two Years Slams into Historic Maryland City

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"He was reported missing to police at 12:30 a.m. on Monday", Howard County Police Department posted on Facebook. Kittleman said Hermond had last been seen in the area near the La Palapa restaurant around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday.

For access, residents and business and property owners will have to check in at the George Howard Building, at 3430 Court House Drive.

Well Mark... floodwaters ravaged through Ellicott City after it was hit with more than 20 centimeters of rain over a six-hour period on Sunday.

Most of this area near Ellicott City was developed prior to 1980, predating most stormwater regulations.

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Kittleman said the flooding was worse than that endured in July 2016.

The floodwaters have turned the streets of Ellicott City into muddy rivers, sweeping away cars and ripping small buildings from their foundations.

A Baltimore suburb was placed under a state of emergency on Sunday as flash floods inundated streets with several feet of water.

Hogan says on Facebook that he is heading to Ellicott City, located about 13 miles west of Baltimore, after Sunday's flash flooding form recent heavy rains.

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"They say this is a once-every-1,000-year flood and we've had two of them in two years", Hogan said while surveying the damage, according to

"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. Many had just finished recovering and rebuilding from the previous disaster in 2016.

In the devastating deja vu, raging rivers of water tore through the heart of the city, leaving homes and businesses flooded and some residents scrambling for dry ground.

"This was a mill town, and so everybody wanted to be here because they used water power for the mills", she said. Almost eight inches of rain fell in eight hours and floodwaters passed 24 feet, reports said. No fatalities or missing people were reported.

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Officials are saying the flooding this year is far worse than it was in 2016, which left two people dead.