Possible Tornado Touches Down in Howard County
BALTIMORE (CBSDC/AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that three tornadoes touched down in Maryland on Monday evening as severe storms battered the area.
Storm surveys conducted Tuesday confirmed tornadoes in Baltimore city, Baltimore County and Saint Mary’s County, according to the NWS. All three twisters were categorized as EF0 storms with estimated max wind speeds of 80 mph.
The storm survey for another possible tornado in Howard County is expected to be completed Wednesday, the NWS said. Meteorologist Brandon Peloquin said storm survey crews visited several possible tornado locations Tuesday to determine whether damage reported in those areas was caused by a tornado or straight line winds.
A fire official in Howard County reported that high winds destroyed a building and a detached garage in the part of Woodbine that is in Howard County.
Dennis Davison said a two-car garage where he restores cars was damaged by the Woodbine twister. Portions of the structure fell onto a vehicle inside.
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Davison said the winds ripped the roof off structure and into a neighboring yard.
“There’s nothing you can do,” he said.
Emergency officials in Baltimore reported flooding on many streets and say a water spout that moved across the harbor damaged the roof of one building at the port.
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