Tornadoes in Maryland Die Out, Flood Watches Remain in Effect for DC Area

June 10, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Tornado warnings across the Washington D.C. metro area expired at midnight after a tornado was reported near Sykesville, Maryland, 29 miles from Baltimore.

Damage from that tornado has been reported in nearby Woodbine, and other nearby towns could have been hit.

Another tornado was said by residents to have touched down in the heart of Baltimore, though it was very brief.

Mathieu Lafleur, a crane operator at Rukert Terminals, told the Baltimore Sun that he watched the tornado move over water and tear debris from a warehouse in Locust Point. “I was about 80 feet up in the air and watched the whole thing from the beginning,” Lafleur said. “It looked farther away and then it made a turn toward us and that’s when it took off that roof.”

Another resident said on YouTube that “It was small and only lasted a few minutes.”

Now, though, all tornado watches have expired, while flash flood warnings remain in effect across Maryland. Counties under warning include Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Montgomery, the latter of which has a warning that extends until the evening of June 11, because Seneca Creek is above flood level. Moderate to heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms will also affect Washington D.C. and Loudoun County in Virgina.


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