BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Severe weather came through Maryland overnight hitting the region around 3 a.m.
Significant damage has not yet been reported, however trees and limbs were down in the area and some outages were also reported.
In Delaware however, there are reports of a possible tornado in the Laurel/Seaford area.
A wind advisory remains in effect through 8 p.m. Monday.
ORIGINAL POST, April 14: Severe storms have taken aim at Maryland Sunday night.
Parts of Carroll and Baltimore Counties saw a tornado warning until 8:15 p.m.
A tornado watch is in effect through 4 a.m. for most of Maryland.
The main threat of the storm is damaging wind gusts, isolated hail and even a tornado or two.
Allegany County saw less than 3/4 of an inch of hail during the storm, and 50 mph wind gusts.
The first of the two expected storms has passed through Maryland, but it is important to have alerts set on your phone and a plan in place in the case of an emergency during the second storm.
The two storms have drawn the attention of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
Hogan sent out a tweet urging Marylanders to, “take shelter indoors, be careful if you absolutely need to be out on the roads.”
The Maryland Emergency Management System said, “be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued.”
The following counties/cities are under a tornado watch until:
- Anne Arundel
- Baltimore City
- Prince George’s
- St. Mary’s
Ed McDonough of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency said that the most important thing to do to stay safe is paying attention.
“They need to be watching Channel 13, they need to be watching the National Weather Service,” he said. “If something spins up quickly, they’ll have an instant notification. If something does come up, the need to get to the safest place possible.”
McDonough said that the safest place possible is the lowest part of your building as far away from doors and windows as you can be.
Residents in Carroll County said that the storms have not been an issue just yet.
“It hasn’t really been an issue,” Joy Shraeder, of Westminster, said. “Earlier today it was pouring and just really wet.”
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