Jul 24, 2017

Damage Reported After Tornado Strikes Queen Anne's County, Maryland; 1 Dead, Several Missing after Storms Hit South, Mid-Atlantic

Queen Anne's County, MD
USA
by
Sean Breslin
,
The Weather Channel
Brandon Testerman, 14, and his dog Tippy, sit on what was once part of his home's roof as other family remove belongings from the home in Bay City, Maryland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Photo: Paul W. Gillespie, The Baltimore Sun
Brandon Testerman, 14, and his dog Tippy, sit on what was once part of his home's roof as other family remove belongings from the home in Bay City, Maryland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Photo: Paul W. Gillespie, The Baltimore Sun

A powerful storm spawned a tornado that damaged several structures and knocked out power to thousands in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, early Monday morning.

One person has died and one more remains missing because of storms and flooding in West Virginia.

Following a damage survey, the tornado was rated EF2 by the National Weather Service. It was only the second confirmed twister on Kent Island, Maryland, since records began, and the first since an F1 tornado hit the area on March 14, 1978.