Confirmed EF-2 Tornado In Maryland

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has confirmed a
tornado near Stevensville in Queen Anne’s County Maryland on
07/24/2017.

A waterspout developed over the Chesapeake Bay between Annapolis
and Stevensville, Maryland just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
as estimated by radar velocity from the Baltimore-Washington
Airport Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. The waterspout moved
ashore at 129 AM in the Bay City Area of Kent Island and then
traveled northeast toward Stevensville, Maryland where it lifted
at 133 AM after being on the ground for about 2 miles.

Maximum winds were estimated at 125 mph which makes this an EF2
tornado. Several wood framed townhomes had the upper floors
entirely lifted off along with the roof; several other homes had
either roofs lifted off and tossed or received other damage. One
business was destroyed. There was one injury to a person who was
punctured by debris. In addition, there were trees and power lines
down and some gas leaks were reported along with a structure fire
to a home.

Additional information will be added to this report once the
survey team returns to the Mount Holly NWS office this evening.

[Source: NWS Mount Holly]

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