Man Missing in Flooding in Ellicott City

The missing man is in his 40s

Ellicott City, Md. (AP) – One person is missing in flash flooding that struck historic Ellicott City.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman says a man was reported missing to police about 12:30 a.m. Monday. He hasn’t been seen since about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, when brown water was raging down Main Street.

Kittleman said the missing man is in his 40s and is not a resident of the historic district. He did not identify him further.

He said emergency workers are “making every effort to locate that individual.”

Kittleman said the other priority is to assess the condition of buildings, which contain shops, restaurants and homes. The area remains blocked off, even to residents and business owners.