Strong Storms Leave A Child Dead, A Family Displaced and Thousands Without Power
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UPDATED: July 10, 2014 4:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A boy is dead and thousands of people in Maryland and Virginia are still in the dark after strong storms moved through the region Tuesday night.
Eight children were injured and one was killed at a summer camp in Carroll County after a tree collapsed under the strain of strong winds.
The group was headed indoors when the tree fell. The child who died got trapped under debris. The rest of the children were transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
In Silver Spring, a family of five will be displaced and are shaken up but otherwise in good health after a large tree fell on their home, WNEW’s Heather Curtis reports.
Neighbors say there was a loud boom as the very old, tall tree collapsed on the house, slicing it right down the middle.
Downed trees are likely to blame, too, for some of the thousands of power outages throughout the area.
The storm initially left more than 100,000 customers in the dark, but the numbers decreased dramatically overnight as crews worked to repair downed lines.
Most of the D.C.-metro area is under a Flash Flood Watch until midnight Thursday as another storm cell moves through the area.
As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Potomac Edison was reporting more than 3,500 customers without power in Maryland while Baltimore Gas and Electric reported about 900 Maryland customers without service.
Dominion Power was reporting more than 70 customers without power in northern Virginia. Pepco was reporting nearly 65 customers without power, mostly in Prince George’s County.
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