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Tornadoes rip through the state

This past Friday was the official start to hurricane season. There were no storms over the Atlantic but there were severe storms over land. Here is a look back at the tornado outbreak on June 1, 2012.

Howard and Harford Counties hit hard

So far, there has been 10 tornadoes confirmed in Maryland. Howard and Harford counties had the strongest tornadoes.

An EF1 tornado tore through both counties with estimated wind speeds of 86-110 mph. The Howard County tornado cut out a 1.4 mile path along Watersville, Rd. in Watersville, MD. The Harford County tornado was spotted in Pleasant Hills, Md. and the storms caused about $1 million in damage. 

There were several more tornadoes in Maryland. All of them were classified as EF0 with winds speeds of 65-85 mph.


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Montgomery, Prince George's, Carroll and Anne Arundel County damage

There were three tornadoes in Montgomery County. Two of those were in Damascus and the other one was near Poolsville.

There was one tornado in PG County around Springdale and one in Carroll County. Another tornado did touch down in Carroll County but it, along with two more tornadoes in Anne Arundel County, as of now have not been classified. The National Weather Service (NWS) is still surveying the damage.

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