ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Wednesday's remnants of Hurricane Ida brought a tornado that devastated several homes and businesses in Annapolis and Edgewater.
On Thursday morning Governor Larry Hogan, Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman visited and spoke with residents in the neighborhoods most impacted.
It's believed the tornado touched down sometime after 2pm near South River High School.
The effects spread through the Child’s Point area which crossed Aris T. Allen Boulevard into the Parole community, which received the brunt of the damage.
As part of their tour, leaders stopped by Annapolis International Market on West Street which had its roof ripped off by the storm.
Some homes in Bowman Commons and Admiral Heights were also reportedly torn apart.
Preliminary estimates from the Department of Planning and Zoning indicate that 18 structures sustained major damage, 13 which have been condemned. Approximately 15 others were left with minor damage.
As of 12:26 Thursday afternoon, Baltimore Gas and Electric reports about 53 power outages in Anne Arundel County, affecting 1,526 customers.
In response to the storm, Pittman declared a local state of emergency.
Residents in need of assistance should contact the Call Center at 410-260-2211. Intake for residents seeking shelter is at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.
A family assistance center will also be open Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at the Anne Arundel County Police Department Southern District at 35 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater,
Mount Olive Community Life Center at 2 Hicks Avenue will be open during those same hours as a resource center.
For those still needing to report damage, the county has set up an online portal.
Anyone needing to discard debris can do so near Woodland Beach VFD, and in the 1900 and 2400 blocks of Shore Drive.
Comptroller Peter Franchot extended the due dates for monthly business taxes owed by Anne Arundel County residents impacted by the storm.
Tax Type: Original Due Date - Extended Due Date
Sales & Use: September 20 to October 20
Admission & Amusement: September 10 to October 10
Withholding: September 15 to October 15
Alcohol: September 10 to October 10
Beer: September 15 to October 15