MONROVIA, Md. (WMAR) — Frederick County officials say they received 20 calls Friday morning amid a tornado warning that brought severe damaging winds to the area.
At 7:50am, units headed to the Montgomery and Frederick County border at intersection of Green Valley and Fingerboard Roads for reports of downed wires, which forced multiple road closures.
Intersection of Green Valley and Fingerboard Roads (Routes 75 & 80) is closed due to storm damage in Monrovia, Frederick County. Pieces of metal siding can be seen scattered across the field and roadway #gmm2 @wmar2news pic.twitter.com/LRimTI15Xv— Mark Roper (@MarkRoperTV) February 7, 2020
A little over 20-minutes later, the New Market Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched for a report of a tree into a house and an overturned vehicle on Jesse Smith Road.
Luckily no was hurt in either incident, but one occupant inside the home was unable to self evacuate and had to be rescued.
Until around 10 a.m., several more reports came in of trees, power lines, and wires were being down. Several outbuildings were also damaged or destroyed, including a house is also currently being assessed.
A Frederick County family shows us the damage this morning’s storm did to their Monrovia farm. Powerful winds destroyed two silos and a barn. The property owner joked that he tried to start the tractor seen in the debris, and it still runs! #gmm2 @wmar2news pic.twitter.com/ynF69Uex1i— Mark Roper (@MarkRoperTV) February 7, 2020
Meanwhile, the National Weather Service on Friday afternoon will be assessing damage in the Westminster area of Carroll County, where a tornado may have actually touched down.
A closer look at the #TornadoWarning from around 8:05-8:10am near #Westminster. A lot of damage reported in this area with a good couplet on velocity as well as a debris signature showing up on the CC near #MountainLakeView in #CarrollCountyMD. #mdwx pic.twitter.com/0le5LpRXRY— Erik Taylor (@WeatherErik) February 7, 2020
The weather also affected parts of Howard and Cecil Counties as well as Virginia.