Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

One person was missing after flash flooding tore through historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., and left a community heartbroken at seeing severe damage less than two years after another devastating flood.

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Monday morning that his priorities are finding a missing man and assessing the condition of buildings that house shops, restaurants and families.

“We’re certainly making every effort to locate that individual,” he said.

The man was reported missing to police about 12:30 a.m. Monday but has not been seen since about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, at the height of the flooding, when raging brown waters ripped through the town. Kittleman said the missing man is in his 40s and does not live in the historic district, but he did not identify him further.

The area remained blocked off Monday, even to residents and business owners, as Kittleman surveyed the debris.

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<p>A car that was swept into the riverbank rests just off Main Street in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. Sunday’s destructive flooding left the former mill town heartbroken as it had bounded back from another destructive storm less than two years ago. (Photo: David McFadden/AP) </p>
Devastating flood waters rip through Ellicott City, Md

A car that was swept into the riverbank rests just off Main Street in flood-ravaged Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. Sunday’s destructive flooding left the former mill town heartbroken as it had bounded back from another destructive storm less than two years ago. (Photo: David McFadden/AP)

<p>Family photos rest among debris after flash flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. Sunday’s destructive flooding left the former mill town heartbroken as it had bounded back from another destructive storm less than two years ago. (Photo: David McFadden/AP) </p>
Devastating flood waters rip through Ellicott City, Md

Family photos rest among debris after flash flooding in Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. Sunday’s destructive flooding left the former mill town heartbroken as it had bounded back from another destructive storm less than two years ago. (Photo: David McFadden/AP)

<p>Residents gather by a bridge to look at cars left crumpled in one of the tributaries of the Patapsco River that burst its banks as it channeled through historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. (Photo: David McFadden/AP) </p>
Devastating flood waters rip through Ellicott City, Md

Residents gather by a bridge to look at cars left crumpled in one of the tributaries of the Patapsco River that burst its banks as it channeled through historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Md., Monday, May 28, 2018. (Photo: David McFadden/AP)

<p>A parked car is flooded in a lot near Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road as a heavy storm caused flash flooding at historic Ellicott City. (Photo: Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

A parked car is flooded in a lot near Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road as a heavy storm caused flash flooding at historic Ellicott City. (Photo: Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

<p>Main Street is a raging river during a torrential downpour that lasted hours May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Main Street is a raging river during a torrential downpour that lasted hours May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

<p>A van was swept up in the floodwaters that ripped down Main Street May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

A van was swept up in the floodwaters that ripped down Main Street May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

<p>Water rushes through Main Street in Old Ellicott City. (Screen grab: Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun via AP) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Water rushes through Main Street in Old Ellicott City. (Screen grab: Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun via AP)

<p>Sam Myers, second from left, and his mother Kelli Myers beside him are rescued from a record store where they took refuge during the flash flood after making it up the street from their flooded businesses, May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Sam Myers, second from left, and his mother Kelli Myers beside him are rescued from a record store where they took refuge during the flash flood after making it up the street from their flooded businesses, May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

<p>Flooding is seen in Ellicott City, Md., May 27, 2018, in this still image from video from social media. (Photo: Todd Marks via Reuters) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Flooding is seen in Ellicott City, Md., May 27, 2018, in this still image from video from social media. (Photo: Todd Marks via Reuters)

<p>Kelli Myers, who owns two businesses that were flooded, and her son Sam, were rescued from another store further up the street, May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Kelli Myers, who owns two businesses that were flooded, and her son Sam, were rescued from another store further up the street, May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

<p>A car is seen in a sinkhole on Frederick Avenue near North Bend Road in Baltimore, Md., during Sunday’s storm on May 27, 2018. (Photo: Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

A car is seen in a sinkhole on Frederick Avenue near North Bend Road in Baltimore, Md., during Sunday’s storm on May 27, 2018. (Photo: Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

<p>Rescue personnel walk along Ellicott City’s Main Street. (Photo: Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun via AP) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Rescue personnel walk along Ellicott City’s Main Street. (Photo: Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun via AP)

<p>People are evacuated from Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. during a torrential rain storm that caused flash flooding May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

People are evacuated from Ellicott Mills Brewing Co. during a torrential rain storm that caused flash flooding May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

<p>A car is towed off Ruxton Road on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Towson, Md. (Photo: Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

A car is towed off Ruxton Road on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Towson, Md. (Photo: Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

<p>Cars are piled up after a flash flood in the historic downtown May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Cars are piled up after a flash flood in the historic downtown May 27, 2018, in Ellicott City, Md. This comes two years after another flash flood devastated the historic downtown. (Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

<p>Cars caught in flooding on Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (Photo: Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun via AP) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Cars caught in flooding on Main Street and Ellicott Mills Road. (Photo: Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun via AP)

<p>A car left wrecked by flooding in Old Ellicott City. (Photo: Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun via AP) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

A car left wrecked by flooding in Old Ellicott City. (Photo: Libby Solomon, Baltimore Sun via AP)

<p>Flooding is seen in Ellicott City, Md., May 27, 2018, in this still image from video from social media. (Photo: Todd Marks via Reuters) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

Flooding is seen in Ellicott City, Md., May 27, 2018, in this still image from video from social media. (Photo: Todd Marks via Reuters)

<p>A man checks the depth of the water on Circle Drive Ruxton Road. (Photo: Jerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun via AP) </p>
Devastating floodwaters rip through Ellicott City, Md.

A man checks the depth of the water on Circle Drive Ruxton Road. (Photo: Jerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun via AP)

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