Tornado Damage in Montgomery County, Maryland

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Tornado Damage in Montgomery County, Maryland

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This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

A tornado came through Montgomery County and Gaithersburg on Wednesday evening. Thankfully, our home was not damaged. Reports indicate that most of the streets closed with downed power lines have been reopened. Several homes were damaged and there were injuries. No deaths have been reported.






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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Roy,
I am glad to hear you and Dolores are safe and there was no damage to your home. I pray they don't discover any deaths due to the tornado!

Jun 06, 2024 06:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

From the MCDOT Storm Operations Center - Call volume has diminished and we're returning to normal operations. Storm cleanup operations will continue. More rainshowers are likely today, and the SOC is monitoring the forecast for any possible future issues.

Jun 06, 2024 06:47 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy,

Thank goodness you, Dolores and your home are okay. Really appreciate the update. I pray all is well for other in the community.

Jun 06, 2024 07:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Montgomery County was rocked by a rare, powerful tornado Wednesday night that left a path of destruction through the Gaithersburg area. But the storm that produced the tornado also left a mark on Maryland weather history.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the storm when it originally showed signs of rotation in northern Virginia. The storm ultimately crossed the Potomac River and made its way through rural Montgomery County before reaching the populated I-270 corridor.

Once it became apparent the storm was producing a dangerous tornado, the local office of the National Weather Service issued a "particularly dangerous situation" (PDS) tornado warning for Montgomery County. It marks the first time the Baltimore-Washington NWS office has ever issued such a warning, according to Meteorologist-in-Charge Jim Lee.

Jun 06, 2024 07:28 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy and I am glad you are safe,  I was worried when I heard it hit your town.  Hope no damage to you place or any of your friends.


Jun 06, 2024 07:52 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Did not know you have Tornados that far north. Thanks for sharing.

Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 06, 2024 08:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh wow, Roy... happy to hear that you and Dolores were not directly affected, but it must have been concerning.

Jun 06, 2024 10:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Bill Salvatore - East Valley  

Nina Hollander, Broker  

The dangerous tornado warnings became a new experience for the residents in our area. This was the first time for those warnings in our area.

Jun 06, 2024 10:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

7 Confirmed Tornadoes

Poolesville/Gaithersburg, MD EF1 - 105mph

Arbutus, MD - EF1 - 105mph

Middle River, MD - EF1 - 105mph

Leesburg, VA - EF1 - 95mph

Columbia, MD - EF1 - 95mph

Eldersburg, MD - EF0 - 85mph

Inwood, WV - EF0 - 75mph

Jun 07, 2024 05:13 AM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - Whew! I am glad to learn you and Dolores were not impacted by the Tornado directly. But it still must have been frightening. I'm glad to know you're safe. 

Jun 10, 2024 04:06 AM