A fast-moving storm produced winds in excess of 60 miles per hour Tuesday afternoon, and there were reports of downed trees and power outages across the area.
Thousands of BGE customers in Howard County were reportedly without power. County Executive Allan Kittleman tweeted that more than 11,000
More than 11,000 customers in Fulton and 5,000 in Laurel reported without power. #HoCoMD
— Allan H. Kittleman (@HoCoGovExec) June 21, 2016
The National Weather Service reported a confirmed tornado in Howard County Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon, tornado warnings were issued for Baltimore and Howard counties, and for Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties on the Eastern Shore.
Possible tornado in Howard County! Take cover! #mdwx
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) June 21, 2016
Flash flood warnings remained in effect for Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties for most of the afternoon.
Lake Caroline. Intersection of Aliceanna and S Caroline. pic.twitter.com/oKVjRyWbAa
— Brian Kuebler (@BrianfromABC2) June 21, 2016