One Person Is Missing After Flash Floods Filled A Maryland Main Street With Water

The same area was wrecked by a flash flood just two years ago.

A man is missing after fast-moving brown water filled Main Street in Maryland's Ellicott City on Sunday, washing away almost everything in its path.

Water keeps rising, this is like 6 feet atleast. I really hope no one is on ground level rn.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Ellicott City, saying it was an "extremely dangerous" situation, which had already prompted water rescues. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Ellicott City's Main Street was also hit by devastating flash floods in July 2016.

Ellicott City - AGAIN!!! 💦😔 May 27 2018 #flooding from up to 6 inches of #rain in less than 2 hours. Photo from Shannon Baranoski #flashflooding #weather #mdwx

The Howard County Fire & EMS tweeted that the first floor of buildings along Main Street were underwater.

#ECFlood | Reports of building collapses in #Ellicott City | Collapse rescue teams en route | In some areas, water is above the first floor of buildings.

An emergency shelter was opened for anyone who had to evacuate because of the flooding. People inside any of the affected buildings were advised to seek higher ground.

@HoCoRec Roger Carter Community Center is OPEN for those that need a place to shelter #HoCoMD. If you are in a building taking on water, please move to higher ground immediately.

People shared images online that showed the first floors of Main Street becoming submerged.

Hey guys I’m trapped but safe. Main Street is flooding, there’s cars drifting down the road.

Emergency personnel were also seen going door to door to look for anyone trapped on the first floor of Main Street.

There’s emergency personnel searching for anyone who’s trapped on lower Main

People shared that they were rescued from their buildings.

People were evacuated from the west end of Main Street, because of a gas leak coming from Baltimore Gas and Electric, according to county officials.

Due to @MyBGE gas leak, portions of West End Main Street #EllicottCityMD are being evacuated. Residents are urged to go to @HoCoRec Roger Carter Community Center or St Peter's Episcopal Church, 3695 Rogers Avenue. #HoCoMD #ECFlood

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and said he was headed to Ellicott City to assist.

It’s happening all over again. Main Street in @EllicottCity with devastating flooding. @CairnsKcairns @FOXBaltimore @wbaltv11 @wjz video courtesy my sister Kali Harris. (Explicit language) #EllicottCity #Maryland

Footage showed cars being almost covered by the water.

In case it’s not clear yet, stay away from Main Street. Please.

And lots of seriously damaged automobiles.

Significantly damaged car at the intersection of Frederick Rd and Winchester Ave. Roadway covered in debris and silt. @FOXBaltimore

Just three miles away from Main Street, water was seen starting to cover another road.

Water covers Frederick Rd in Catonsville near Mellor Ave. @FOXBaltimore @wbffweatherman @Vytasweatherguy @WBFFAmy

And other nearby areas were starting to see rising water...

Heavy rains cause washed out roadways along Route 1 near Halethorpe. Turn around, don’t drown. @FOXBaltimore @Vytasweatherguy @WBFFAmy @wbffweatherman

Or were seen already destroyed.

The power of water: Frederick Road mangled as the Cooper Branch tried to empty into the Patapsco River. Still about a half mile from downtown #EllicottCity. #WJZ

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Ellicott City's name was misstated in an earlier version of this post.

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