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Man's body found by searchers scouring river

June 23 2018, 04:22 | Irvin Gilbert

Video posted to social media shows severe flooding in Ellicott City Maryland

Video posted to social media shows severe flooding in Ellicott City Maryland

A man's body found by searchers in the Patapsco River near the Howard and Baltimore county line has been identified, authorities said.

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

The community of Ellicott City, Maryland experienced devastating floods this weekend.

Numerous city's residents felt déjà vu, and many had just finished rebuilding, following 2016's catastrophic flooding that killed two people and submerged the city. "He has not been located despite ongoing searches of the area", said the police statement. Initial damage estimates appear to be higher than the 2016 flood, Kittleman said as he thanked the emergency workers and first responders who worked throughout the night.

One person is missing in flash flooding that struck historic Ellicott City. He hasn't been seen since about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, when brown water was raging down Main Street.

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.

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Officials said 30 rescues were carried out into Monday morning, whereby the half-foot of water had receded and residents could survey the damage to their homes and businesses.

The town, which experienced major flooding in 2016, was inundated again this week when the Patapsco River reached a record level as rain pounded the greater Baltimore area.

Nathan Sowers, an Ellicott City resident and business owner, told The Associated Press he was feeling overwhelmed Monday at the prospect of rebuilding again.

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During an evening news conference, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said authorities are not aware of any fatalities or missing people.

"Praying for the courageous veteran who has been reported missing following yesterday's awful flooding in Ellicott City", Hogan tweeted Tuesday. Money from a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant had just arrived and was slated for repairs and construction, Kittleman said. Emergency crews performed at least 30 water rescues.

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