Over $35,000 Raised for Family of Melkin Cedillo, 19-Year-Old That Died During Wednesday’s Flooding

by Patrick Herron

The drowning victim was 19 year old Melkin Cedillo. Cedillo worked at popular local restaurant, Iron Age, and there has already been an outpouring of support from friends, family, and those who knew him from the restaurant as over $35,000 has been raised is once the fundraiser has been active.

Montgomery County Police released additional information regarding the flooding at Rockville apartment buildings.

Per the press release:

  • At approximately 3:50 a.m., the Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received multiple calls for flooding in terrace level apartments of the Rock Creek Woods apartment complex in the 13200 block of Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville.
  • Approximately 150 residents have been displaced by the flood waters and have been transported to a reception center at the Mid-County Recreation Center on Queens Guard Road.  The Red Cross and Montgomery County Health and Human Services is assisting the displaced residents.
  • A 19-year-old male was found deceased and one resident is still unaccounted for at this time.
  • Three people were transported to area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries. One firefighter was also transported with minor injuries.

Montgomery County officials are asking for any residents who may have left the Rock Creek Woods apartments to contact the non-emergency number at 301-279-8000 to ensure that all residents are accounted for.


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lilkunta September 1, 2021 - 2:07 pm

Why is the white oak rec center being used when there is a rec center in the neighborhood right there on Twinbrook Parkway? MoCo is already short staffed for bus drivers, so now the drivers would have to take the students to oak. Bad planning.


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