Hurricane Ida Remnants Spin Off Tornado in Annapolis, Maryland

  • A hurricane tore through Annapolis, Maryland Wednesday afternoon. 
  • The twister was formed from the remnants of Hurricane Ida as the band of heavy rain and winds move northeast. 
  • Two other tornadoes reportedly touched down as much of the state remains under a tornado warning. 

At least one tornado tore through Maryland’s Anne Arundel Country — which includes the state’s capital, Annapolis — Wednesday afternoon.

The confirmed twister touched down at 2:10 p.m., according to The Washington Post

The tornado traveled to northeast Anne Arundel County, affecting Parole, Maryland. The storm then continued on to Arnold in the direction of Lake Shore and Riviera Beach according to The Post. 

By 2:25 p.m. local time, the National Weather Service had indicated that the tornado had weakened, but the warning for northeast Anne Arundel County stayed in effect until 3 p.m., The Post reported. 

Buildings were damaged and trees and wires were downed as a result, according to the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management. 

A second tornado was reportedly observed in the area of Fort Howard in Edgemere, according to local CBS affiliate WJZ in Baltimore. Additional tornado warnings are in effect throughout the state, with the latest being for Harford County until 3:45 p.m. local time.

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency issued tornado watches for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, St. Marys, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester and Baltimore City in Maryland until 7:00 p.m. local time.

Maryland Gov. Hogan advised residents to “take shelter immediately if your area is under tornado watch.” 

Baltimore reporter Melanie Newman shared video taken by her boyfriend, Andrew Dunlap, of the storm damaging a building. 

 

There are reports of power outages “all along the Chesapeake coast,” Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman told WJZ. He added that there are no reports of injuries yet. 

The tornado was spawned from remnants from Hurricane Ida, which continues to travel northeast Wednesday.

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