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Subtropical storm Alberto wreaks havoc along the East Coast

Three men are lost in the North Carolina and Maryland areas due to dangerous conditions associated with subtropical storm Alberto.

Kelly Rosenblatt

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South Carolina television news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were killed in their WWAY station van Monday while reporting developing weather in association with subtropical storm Alberto.

Aaron Smeltzer and Mike McCormick of WWAY

McCormick and Smeltzer were reportedly driving near Tyron, NC on US Highway 176 when an uprooted tree landed on the vehicle.

Tyron Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant claimed a week of extended rainfall, ending in 2 inches of rain in the Tyron area on Monday, saturated the soil and caused the tree to fall.

The torrential rainfall and dangerous flooding associated with Alberto has brought tragedy to areas all along the East Coast.

In Ellicot City, MD, Sgt. Eddison Hermond of the Maryland National Guard disappeared into the rapid flow of flood water while rescuing a woman’s cat on Monday.

Sgt. Eddison Hermond of the Maryland Army National Guard.

Hermond was off-duty attending a birthday party downtown with friends when a local woman asked for help rescuing her cat from the flood.

Witnesses saw Hermond fall under the rapid current of the flood and never resurface.

As of Monday, Ellicot city emergency responders conducted 300 rescues during their search for Hermond.

Floods in Maryland leave shocking damages.

While rainfall and flooding has subsided in both regions, the beginning of reparations are daunting.

“You just got to pray,” 77 year-old Maryland resident Ray Miser said.

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Kelly Rosenblatt is a senior majoring in Communications at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Raised in Austin, Kelly grew up surrounded by good food and even better music. Apart from excessively planning her friends’ birthdays, Kelly loves trying new restaurants, attending live music events and blogging about her experiences at https://rosenblattkl.wixsite.com/sigueme.

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