By Rick Ritter

DUNDALK, Md. (WJZ) — Several people are displaced after two roofs flew off of apartment buildings in Dundalk on Friday night.

Baltimore County Fire and Emergency Management units were on site in the 1600 block of Four Georges Ct, 21222, where the roofs have reportedly blown off of two apartment buildings.

No injuries are reported, but 40 adults and 24 children have been displaced. Most have found shelter with friends and relatives according to Baltimore County Emergency Management.

According to the National Weather Service, a tornado touched down in Baltimore City at 9:42 p.m. causing the damage.

Initial damage was to a tractor-trailer, which was blown over on I-95 just north Fort McHenry tunnel, and a fence line that was blown over on South Newkirk street.

The tornado tracked east from there moving parallel to Hollabird Avenue.

It blew in large garage doors on both sides of the Flexi-Van Leasing facility, according to the NWS.

The tornado then reached the Amazon facility, reaching a peak of 105 mph. It blew off the roof of the building, including iron rafters. An 8-inch concrete wall then collapsed into the building, killing two people.

About a dozen tractor-trailers were pushed over, moved or rolled by the wind and several car windows were blown out.

Then the tornado continued eat along the south side of Hollabird Avenue, uprooting large trees and snapping dozens of large tree branches.

A Baltimore City firefighter saw the swirling debris and the funnel cloud as it passed.

The tornado lifted as it reached Dundalk Avenue.

NW said the tornado briefly touched down again at the Hollabird East Apartments on 4 Georges Court in Dundalk, pulling off part of its roof.

The damage displaced residents.

The American Red Cross is assisting.

Stay with WJZ as this is a developing story. 

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