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Tornado reported in Edgewater damages homes, knocks down trees and power lines

Posted at 11:31 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 17:10:37-04

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down south of Annapolis in Anne Arundel County.

The storm, which rolled around the area around in the evening, produced heavy rain hall and strong winds, damaging several areas in the county, knocking down power lines, trees and damaging homes.

In Riva, which is about 10 minutes away from where the tornado reportedly touched down in Edgewater, also experienced some damage.

Kevin and Dianne Myers is displaced from their home because a tree fell through the front porch of their house, leaving a gaping hole.

The two were at work when their son, who lives nearby, called them to hurry home.

"Holes through the roof where the branches went through. The front porch is saturated, said Kevin. Dianne added, "all of the windows were busted out. All of the stuff in there is damaged soaked."

The couple's power is also out after the tree hit a power line. The Myers said BGE and a tree removal company will come out on Friday.

They said they will have to stay in a hotel for the night.

"I feel very blessed that it was just the front part of the house," Dianne said. "We’ve been on the phone with insurance company and tree company. We just don’t know what to do or where to start. It’s not something you’re really prepared for."

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department said it received at least 50 storm related calls in the Edgewater/Annapolis area.

Spokesperson Michael Mayo said it's too early to know "estimates on the total amounts and extent of damages".

There were no injuries as of 8:00 p.m., he said.