The severe weather that hit the area left trees uprooted and power lines down. At one point more than 50,000 customers were without power.
Capt. Emmett Williams of the Richmond police said the boy was crushed by an old yellow tulip poplar tree that became uprooted during heavy winds and rains at Maymont Park shortly before 4 p.m.
The National Weather Service says possible tornadoes have been reported in Maryland as a massive storm system plowed across the country and hit the Washington area Thursday, causing widespread power outages and flash flooding.
A fire official in Howard County reported high winds destroyed a building and detached garage were destroyed in the part of Woodbine that is in Howard County.
Heavy rains and strong winds will batter the D.C. area overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning as severe thunderstorms rolling into the area could cause substantial flooding and possible tornadoes.
A number of school systems in the Washington area are cancelling after school activities due to Tuesday’s severe weather.
Some D.C. area residents will be waking up without power Friday morning after severe thunder storms hit the area overnight. That trend of rain is expected to carry over into your Friday morning commute.
Severe Thunder Storm Watch In Effect For D.C. Area Until 9 P.M., Ground Stop At Three Major Airports
A severe thunder storm watch is in effect for the D.C. Metro area until 9 p.m. with threats of damaging winds and hail. All flights have been grounded at the three major local airports until further notice.