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Lightning strike leads to man's electrocution in Severn

Stormy weather turns deadly in Severn
Posted at 11:01 AM, Jul 01, 2024

SEVERN, Md. — Stormy weather turned deadly in Severn Sunday evening.

Several power lines and trees were downed as result.

One such incident happened around 5:30pm in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue.

A tree in the backyard of a home was struck down by lightning.

This caused a power line to fall in the process, which in turn energized a chain linked fence nearby.

A 31-year-old resident of the home ended up touching that fence, leading to his electrocution.

Stormy weather turns deadly in Severn

Despite life saving efforts, the man died at an area hospital.

Another tree also fell in the same block on Disney Avenue.

Then over in the 700 block of Martin Court, a large tree crashed into a home causing the second floor to collapse.

Fortunately, there were no injuries in that case.

As of Monday morning, BGE reported 105 active outages remain affecting 1,276 customers.