Isaias brings tornadoes leaving thousands without power, streets flooded

A very happy reunion for this North East family... first responders rescued Bleu because he was home alone when the whole area flooded
Posted at 1:23 PM, Aug 04, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — As Tropical Storm Isaias made landfall severely impacting Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore Tuesday morning, it brought along several tornado warnings and watches.

Governor Larry Hogan confirmed at least one tornado touched down in the Girdle Tree area of Worcester County.

Two others may have also hit Wicomico County near Mardela Springs and Leonardtown in St. Mary's County, which received 7.5 inches of rain.

St Mary's County also reported the only storm related death. A tree fell on top of a moving car, trapping and killing the driver on Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville.

Parts of Baltimore, Calvert, Cecil and Charles Counties along with Annapolis also experienced flooding, street closures, downed trees and wires.

Other areas such as Ellicott City and Fells Point fared better.

As of 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, 60,000 people in the state were without power.

BGE says they've restored 19,000 in their grid, and will be having around 2000 crew members working into Wednesday to finish.

Throughout the morning the State Highway Administration responded to 55 traffic incidents, including one involving two jackknifed tractor-trailers on Southbound I-95 past Eastern Avenue, which closed all lanes for an extended period.

High winds restricted traffic on the Bay Bridge and the Key, Hatem and Tydings Bridges.

The storm caused the Port of Baltimore to temporarily close down.

Multiple MTA bus lines and incoming and outgoing flights at BWI were also delayed.

Isaias isn't expected to completely leave Maryland until Tuesday evening.