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Storms and heavy winds in Baltimore cause fallen trees and damaged cars

Posted: 9:36 PM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-18 08:50:07-04

BALTIMORE — As storm rolled through Wednesday evening, winds got up to 50 miles per hour in parts of Baltimore, causing trees to fall and some people's homes and cars to be damaged.

One of those people was Jessie Knaak of Fells Point.

It was around 6:30 p.m. when she was driving in the 2000 block of Fleet Street when a tree came down and smashed her windshield.

"The whole car shook and then I looked down and there was grass everywhere" Knaak told WMAR-2 News.

Knaak wasn't injured and actually said another parked vehicle took the brunt of the damage.

It was one of at least seven trees that fell around the City according to DPW.

It might take a while for the debris to be cleaned up in the area, as City officials told Knaak that the Forestry Service not they would have to respond to remove the tree.

Throughout the night, there were also reports of a damaged apartment complex in the McDonough community and downed trees near I-695 and Greenspring Avenue.