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Severe winds cause havoc Friday morning in Frederick County

Posted at 1:08 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 13:20:13-05

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.

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.

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.

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The weather also affected parts of Howard and Cecil Counties as well as Virginia.