Storms cause flooding, destroy homes and cause power outages in eastern Baltimore County – CBS Baltimore


ESSEX, Maryland (WJZ) – The storms that swept through our region this afternoon caused a lot of damage and flooding.

And it even destroyed some people’s homes.

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Strong winds, lightning and heavy rain wreaked havoc in parts of eastern Baltimore County on Saturday.

Flood waters rose and reached the basement of a house in Rosedale as the wind knocked down a tree just behind, shocking Shannon Isella who saw it all unfold from inside a house neighbour.

“I was at the kitchen window and we just saw the tree come out two feet from the ground and tip over. It was crazy, ”she said.

The first responders also had to rescue many drivers who got stuck on the roads while trying to cross the flood waters …

Nearby in Essex, trees have fallen on apartment buildings on Garden Drive.

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“I didn’t know what was going on. All I heard was a big bang, ”said Tammy Aio, who was in her apartment on the ground floor of the building just below where this tree fell.

“It was like an earthquake. Like something was right… and that’s what we initially thought was an earthquake, but we didn’t know a tree had fallen, ”Aio said.

And now the Baltimore County Fire Department says several people in that neighborhood are homeless.

“We have major structural damage to several buildings here which are all multi-family dwellings, so firefighters and buildings have condemned three structures,” said Marcus Johnson, deputy chief fire officer for Baltimore County.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, the neighbors are getting help and the community is coming together to help them all through this difficult time.

As of 10:45 p.m. Saturday, 466 Baltimore Gas and Electric customers remain without power. Most of these blackouts occur in eastern Baltimore County.

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