A line of powerful storms ripped through the DC/Baltimore area Friday night, claiming the lives of two people. An Amazon Fulfillment Center experienced a partial collapse, sending debris on top of two men. A 50 foot wall was turned to rubble.
The National Weather Service will send survey teams to evaluate the damage to determine if it was a result of a tornado or straight line winds. Should it be confirmed as a tornado, these would be the first tornado related deaths in Maryland since a tornado hit La Plata in 2002.
NWS survey teams will also examine damage done near Mount Airy for possible tornadic activity.
Nearly three dozen damaging wind reports came in as a result of Friday's storms in the northeast. An injury was also attributed to storms in Dundalk, MD. Forty two people were displaced from an apartment building after powerful winds caused roof damage. Heavy rain also lead to localized flooding.