Wild weather hits mid-Atlantic

Tornadoes, flash flooding sweep across Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania Friday night

BALTIMORE | June 1, 2012


Wild weather battered the Mid-Atlantic states Friday with tornadoes, high winds, flash floods and power outages.

A Friday evening tornado that touched down in Hampton, VA, was caused some minor injuries and property damage according to James Foster, a National Weather Service meterologist. The 8 o'clock storm blew out windows, downed and damaged the Hampton Yacht Club.

In Harford County, MD, a suspected tornado blew roofs off homes, damaged trailers and blew down many trees. At least one serious injury was reported as two waves of severe weather pummeled the region. A mid-afternoon round of storms forced many public schools in Maryland to delay dismissal and snarled traffic throughout the area. The second round of storms hit around 9 o'clock and delayed or cancelled many commercial flights at nearby airports.

Flood warnings were posted throughout central Maryland and Pennsylvania until early Saturday morning. The storms dropped two to three inches of rain across the region. Approximately 3-inches of rain fell in York, PA, in two hours Friday night, according to Accuweather.com.


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