Power outages, some tornadoes reported.
Washington (ap) _ The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is
reporting only minor damage to buildings from three reported
Spokesman Ed McDonough says there have been no reports of
injuries from the storms Thursday afternoon. He says a woman was
struck by lightning in Cecil County Thursday morning.
McDonough says tornadoes were reported near Olney in Montgomery
County, Laurel in Prince George's County and Snow Hill in Worcester
County on the Eastern Shore.
The National Weather Service says it can't confirm any tornadoes
before taking a close look at the damage.
In Frederick County, the Thursday afternoon storm brought only rain.
The Flash Flood Watch put into affect by the National Weather Service was
About 55,000 Mryland homes remained without power Thursday
evening. They included about 27,000 in Montgomery County and about 10,000
in St. Mary's County, where baseball-sized hail was reported.
Tens of thousands of homes in Northern Virginia also lost power
during the storms.