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Tornado Warning

August 21st, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia, has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Allegany County in western Maryland until 4 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm was located over Frostburg, moving northeast at 20 mph, NWS reports.


"HAZARD … 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail," NWS reports. "Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles."

Locations impacted include Cumberland, Frostburg, LaVale, Eckhart Mines, Mount Savage, Ellerslie, Corriganville, Midlothian, Woodland, Wolfe Mill and Pleasant Valley, the report indicates.

"Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don't drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed."

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