ELLICOTT CITY, MD -- The audio of 911 calls from Sunday's devastating flood in Ellicott City, Md. were released by Howard County officials on Tuesday.
Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in the city on Sunday, causing one death and leading to about 30 water rescues and more than 1,100 911 calls, according to Howard County officials.
One caller can be heard asking the dispatcher "are we gonna die, ma'am?" The 911 dispatcher answers "no, honey, I'm gonna do my best so that doesn't happen."
Eddison Alexander Hermond, 39, of Severn, Md. was swept away by flood waters in Ellicott City on Sunday. He was found dead on Tuesday in the Patapsco River.
Hermond was a National Guardsmen who left behind a teenage son and his mother.