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Hurricane Maria Forecast To Bring Impacts To East Coast

Hurricane Maria will approach the Mid-Atlantic coast early this week then finally shove eastward into the open Atlantic. Maria will likely not make landfall but will come close to portions of North Carolina midweek and could bring tropical storm force winds, locally heavy rain, storm surge, and very rough surf. Maria will create hazardous surf and rip currents for much of the East Coast this week. Read More >

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
255 PM EDT THU JUN 5 2008

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS EF-0 TORNADO IN CHESAPEAKE BEACH MD...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST 
OFFICE STORM DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO IMPACTED
PORTIONS OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH MARYLAND ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON JUNE 4
2008 AT APPROXIMATELY 340 PM.

APPROXIMATELY A DOZEN HARDWOOD TREES IN THE RICHFIELD STATION AREA
OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH WERE UPROOTED. ONE SINGLE FAMILY HOME HAD A 3
FOOT DIAMETER TULIP POPLAR TREE FALL THROUGH THE ROOF. PORTIONS OF
ROOFS AND SIDING WERE TORN AWAY FROM 10-20 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES.
TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED IN THE BAYVIEW HILLS AREA OF
CHESAPEAKE BEACH. IN THIS LOCATION...SIDING DAMAGE ON OPPOSITE
SIDES OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES WAS OBSERVED. A FREE STANDING LIGHT
POLE IN LYNOWWD T. KELLAM MEMORIAL RECREATIONAL PARK WAS BENT. THE
ENTIRE ROOF DECKING OF A RESTAURANT ON BAYSIDE ROAD WAS BLOWN AWAY.

THE DAMAGE IS INDICATED AS A HIGH END EF-0 TORNADO...WITH WIND GUSTS 
ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH. THE DAMAGE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS APPROXIMATELY
1.5 MILES LONG...AND 75 YARDS WIDE. 

THANKS TO THE CALVERT COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR ASSISTING
IN THE STORM DAMAGE SURVEY.

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LEE