BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A pop-up storm ripped through parts of Maryland, bringing with it roaring thunder, damaging winds, torrential downpour and even some hail.
Luck was in the forecast for neighbors like Lindsay Buchanan in Baltimore County after a storm ripped through parts of the state Wednesday night.READ MORE: Baltimore City Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert Through Wednesday, Opens Cooling Centers
“We heard what sounded like tree branches falling around us. It’s pretty extensive but grateful it fell that way and not towards the house,” she said.
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Other homes in the area weren’t as lucky.
Fortunately, no one was injured after a massive tree uprooted and split a home in half in Timonium.
“The tree fell over the house,” said Ray Crum, a neighbor. “They said the house is condemned, branches all in the house.”
The couple who lives there was in their basement at the time and escaped without a scratch, neighbors said.
“Yeah, it’s pretty scary. Somebody could’ve got killed in there,” Crum said.
Chopper 13 spotted damage across the county after heavy wind and rain snapped trees in half and drivers dodged downed power lines.
Baltimore County officials said Baltimore Gas and Electric got to work quickly, restoring power. Crews scrambled to remove the massive trees that blocked roads.
“Oh, the storm was terrible. The winds were, it was like twisting winds. They were going in every direction,” Crum said.
Storm damage was also seen in Baltimore, as a
A tree fell into a home in the 3100 block of Baker Street in the Rosemont neighborhood.
Two people were rescued from the second floor and are being evaluated by firefighters are on the scene.
Officials said the crews will continue to restore power lines and open roads back up. They’re asking drivers to be careful because there still might be debris on the roads Wednesday evening.