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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Severe thunderstorms hit Maryland two days in a row, sparking a tornado warning on Monday.

Christie Ileto has more.

At the height of the storm, 13,000 people were without power. As of 11 p.m. Monday, 4,500 were without power.

“This piece went there and was found three houses down,” said Amanda Dash.

Dash was picking up the pieces of her Middle River home from the last storm when, less than 24 hours later, a second round of winds and rain rolled through Monday night.

On Twitter, a big bolt of lightning was spotted downtown, while streets quickly filled with water in Towson during a torrential downpour. Belair Road at Fallston nearly washed out in Harford County.

The one-two punch is becoming too much for Dash and her daughter.

“She was going, `I don’t want to live here, I don’t want to live here,'” Dash said. “As a mom, you’re supposed to make your kid safe.”

Down the street, 12-year-old Todd Winkler showed us the piece of plywood in place to weather the next round of storms after winds threw a shed into the side of their house.

“We wanted to cover it up in case another tornado came,” he said. “We didn’t want the roof to come off and be even worse.”

There’s no official confirmation an actual tornado touched down but residents in a Middle River neighborhood describe the storm as the finger of God, leaving damage at every other house.

The dangerous summer storms have residents just trying to clean up before the next storm hits.

Severe weather is also expected on Tuesday.

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