Several Maryland counties were struck by severe thunderstorms Tuesday night, causing power failures and destroying the home of an IronBirds pro baseball club, Ripken Field in Aberdeen.
As of early Tuesday morning, the Baltimore area was under a severe thunderstorm watch and warning ranging from Garrett through Cecil and including Anne County, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties in the state of Maryland. Overnight, thunderstorms and rain showers stopped.
Besides the Eastern Shore, all of Maryland would be under a thunderstorm warning on Tuesday, but the damage was particularly severe in Harford County, north of Baltimore City.
The National Weather Service (NWS) stated that storms in Harford might have produced wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
In the wake of the storm, 36 highways in Harford County were closed, and several trees were uprooted. As of 10 p.m., 13 routes remained closed because of the storm, despite the efforts of crews throughout the night.
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In Aberdeen, just across John F Oswald Memorial Highway from Ripken Field, a lightning bolt impacted the roof of a house around 5 p.m., causing the roof and attic to catch fire.
Two people were trapped inside a residence two kilometers away from the house fire when a huge tree snapped and landed on top of it. They were unhurt but unable to flee the house, which had been crushed.
At least four places in Harford County, according to spokeswoman Cindy Mumby, have been identified as possible tornado touchdown zones. The National Weather Service (NWS) received reports of tornadoes.
Reports of felled trees, power outages, rising water, and debris were tweeted out by the Maryland State Road Administration on Tuesday evening.
Maryland Gas & Electric Company, which covers Baltimore and the nearby areas, reported 1,300 outages at 7:41 p.m.
indicating that overhead wires were down in some portions of the state.
Crews were still clearing trees and wires from highways in Baltimore County at 11 p.m., so an emergency operations center was set up.
A power outage has forced Carroll County State School to postpone classes.
The severe storm sent rain to Baltimore, but the city was mainly unaffected. The storm’s rain and the sun’s fading light combined to create a spectacular purple and orange sunset.
In addition, a marine alert has been issued for areas of the Chesapeake Bay. According to the NWS, gusts up to 34 mph and hail up to the size of a pea are possible.
The Baltimore metropolitan area, encompassing Anne Arundel and Howard county, was also under a flood watch from 4 p.m. Tuesday through midnight. Wednesday.
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