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Maryland and Virginia recover from storms, including tornado

May 24, 2019

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Thousands have lost power in Maryland and northern Virginia after storms and a tornado blew through the area.

The Washington Post reports that more 18,000 customers were without power Friday morning. The storms blew through the area Thursday afternoon.

A tornado was confirmed in Columbia, Maryland. The Baltimore Sun reports that its winds were between 86 mph and 110 mph. A woman was injured after a tree crashed on a residence. Her injuries were minor but she was taken to a hospital.

In Virginia, wind speeds were as high as 68 mph at Reagan National Airport. In Washington, a mulberry tree on the grounds of Washington Monument that dates to the 1800s was damaged.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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