Maryland man missing after Ellicott City flash flood

A Maryland man remained missing Monday after being swept away by floodwaters in Ellicott City, outside Baltimore, a day earlier. Eddison “Eddie” Hermond, a 39-year-old National Guard sergeant, was having a late lunch in the historic mill town at La Palapa Grill & Cantina on Sunday when he spotted a woman trapped by rising water, and ran to help. “He just stepped over the ledge and he was immediately washed away,” the woman, 41-year-old Kate Bowman, said. “It was so fast. He just got washed away real quick.” Ellicott City was hit with similar flooding that killed two people two years ago. Many stores and other buildings that had just been restored after the previous flash flood were severely damaged again.

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