Storm knocks down trees, damages homes

BEL AIR, Md. -  

A severe storm that blew through Harford County Saturday afternoon damaging homes and knocking down trees had some residents wondering if a tornado had touched down.

The National Weather Service confirmed that the storm did not produce a tornado, but instead created a "micro-burst" with winds of approximately 90 mph.

The storm, which began at approximately 4:45 p.m., resulted in damage in the Fallston, Forest Hill, Bel Air, and Churchville areas of the county. The storm's high winds damaged homes, downed trees and caused widespread power outages. According to BGE, close to 800 homes in Harford County lost power Saturday afternoon.

At the height of the storm, which lasted over an hour, the Harford County 9 1 1 Center received more than 130 calls for service.  However, there were no reports of serious injuries.

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