By Alex DeMetrick

HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — People in Harford County are clearing the damage after Sunday’s strong storms.

Alex DeMetrick reports the National Weather Service is trying to determine if a tornado touched down.

Jim and Pat Fielder lost 200-year-old trees on their property in Belcamp.

“I saw this—it was very specific, like a cloud on the ground that rotated and took the two trees out, just like boom, boom,” Pat Fielder said.

“Went through some hail and heavy winds and I couldn’t get up my driveway because of the damage,” Jim Fielder said.

They offered the same descriptions to the investigators from the National Weather Service.  The investigative team covered the eastern edge of Harford County and a section north, near Pennsylvania.

“The strong storm that was moving through here did have rotation so there definitely was potential to have tornadic damage.  Whether or not there was, we’ll have to establish,” said Chris Strong, National Weather Service.

The storm did knock out power, but most were quickly restored.  More time-consuming—and expensive for property owners—is clearing tree damage.  Some were lost whole; others snapped off high above ground, sending massive tops plunging to the ground.

Investigators from the National Weather Service use eyewitness accounts, damage assessments and radar records to determine if a wind event is indeed a tornado.

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