Still, the one man remains missing, and this Maryland town is heartbroken.
The Patapsco River's water levels rose nearly 18 feet within a few hours as the result of heavy rains on Sunday, bringing it to a record height of 24.13 feet, CNN reported. Their hope: to pull together as a community again after the second bad flood deluged their downtown in less than two years.
Firefighters and rescue personnel said Monday that they were still in active rescue mode and had people and dogs searching both sides of the nearby river for any victims.
Allan Kittleman, the Howard County Executive told NBC News: "I can say my heart is broken thinking about what the people are going through here".
Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency in Howard County in the aftermath of the storm. Lopez told ABC News that he and Hermond made a decision to wait out the storm and began to help employees sandbag the restaurant's back door as floodwaters rose. "The other folks did make it back up to Main Street".
The discovery comes after Ellicott City, Md., was hit over the weekend by widespread flooding. That may not sound like a lot, but any additional rainfall will exacerbate the flooding from the rain that has already fallen, and this will delay river levels from receding below flood stage quickly, CNN's Allison Chinchar said. He promised that the affected area would receive "every bit of assistance" possible. On Sunday, the community received some 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of rain over a six-hour period, most in an intense, three-hour period, Muccilli said.
"We certainly are looking over that very carefully with the National Weather Service", he said.
"He just stepped over the ledge and he was immediately washed away", Bowman, told The Washington Post Monday.
Officials are saying the flooding this year is far worse than it was in 2016, which left two people dead.