ELLICOTT CITY, Md. -- The body of an Army National Guardsman missing since being swept away by flash flood water in Ellicott City has been found.
The Howard County Police department confirmed Monday afternoon that died in the flood and was discovered along the Patapsco River in Baltimore County Monday.
Eddison Alexander Hermond, 39, of Severn, was last seen in the area of La Palapa near Lot D on Main Street at approximately 5:20 p.m. trying to help save a woman's cat, according to Howard County authorities.
Hermond's death is the only fatality tied to the sudden flood water that poured through the Historic District of Ellicott City Sunday.
A Disaster Assistance Center for those impacted by the May 27 flooding is now open at the Ellicott City 50+ Center, 9401 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City.
Hours for the Center this week will be noon to 8pm Tuesday; 10am – 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Resources will be provided by a variety a local, state, federal and other agencies.
On Monday, work crews kept everyone but essential personal out of the flooded out areas of Ellicott City.
Authorities said they'll allow business owners and residents access only after safety assessments have been made and after credentialing has been completed.
For information about school closures tied to the flooding follow this link.
For information about helping the community recover follow this link.