July 24 2017
The 15 images here across Stevensville and Bay City on Maryland’s Kent Island are the result of the storm that hit at 1:30 AM this morning. A tornado warning was issued only a few minutes before this slammed the communities in the dark of night. I’ve linked to the Doppler Radar Loop of the storm below. The one common thread from all the reports I have had was the sound of the freight train. That is the rushing wind and destruction blowing through. There was frequent lightning helming the light up the sky, but the funnel was lily rain wrapped.
Colleen Morehead, my friend and Maryland Trek teammate, lives on Kent Island and was first to give me an account of what happened. Here are a few of her photos. The image at the top is one of her favorite Oak Trees that she suggested was over 200 years old. Keep scrolling for many more photos below.
Note: The damage shows twisting and wrapped up debris. The National Weather Service needs to complete their ground infestation to confirm the intensity. Doppler Radar suggested winds possible to 86 mph. That is on the edge of an EF-0 or EF 1 tornado.
Map Of The Area Affected
May locals said this looked like it came up Rt 8, just past the airport and Rt 50/301. See many more photos below…
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