BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Harford County officials responded to numerous incidents Friday due to severe weather in the area.

The Harford County Department of Emergency Services say their building in Forest Hills was struck by lightning around 5:15 p.m.

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One female employee said she felt a shock through her earpiece and screamed out loud, according to Cindy Mumby, director of governmental and community relations for Harford County.

She also said some employees experienced similar shock and tingling sensations.

Nine employees were taken to the hospital, one went home, while others continued working even though they had symptoms of the lightning strike.

Several employees also reported seeing sparks outside of the building.

Authorities say they responded to 21 fire calls that included 6 lightning strikes, 3 automatic fire alarms, 2 swift water rescues and other incidents.

Emergency crews say there were four motor vehicle collisions also.

No life threatening injuries have been reported but officials say there are still several areas in the county with high water causing hazards on the roadway.

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