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The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado is the cause of Mt. Airy's severe storm damage

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 09:37:02-05

Following a night of strong winds and heavy rain, The National Weather Service confirms that the storm damage that occurred in Mt. Airy on Friday night is the result of an EF-1 tornado.

The tornado touched down around 8:30 Friday night, displacing dozens of people in Baltimore County and causing severe structural damage to facilities in Carroll County and in Baltimore City.

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The tornado traveled almost five miles between Carroll and Howard counties, taking down a number of trees, but the worst damage was in Mt. Airy at the Twin Arch Shopping Center.

The Weis grocery store suffered some damage, as did the TJ Maxx. Part of the roof ripped off, water was coming through into the store, and we're told there were three minor injuries, but no one was taken to the hospital.

The gas and power have been shut off, and the building has been condemned.

According to the American Red Cross, its teams are giving support, shelter, food and mental health services to those in need.