Severe Weather: Storms Bring High Winds & Leave Damage and Thousands in the Dark

- HAGERSTOWN, MD (WHAG) - Severe thunderstorms have moved through the viewing area leaving a lot of damage behind, and many people without power.

According to the National Weather Service, these thunderstorms we're capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 70 to 80 MPH as they moved through the region this evening when just about every county in our viewing area went under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

WHAG's news casts were taken off the air shortly after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday Night due to a power outage associated with the strong winds.

According to Potomac Edison/First Energy's website, as of 7:40 PM Tuesday Night, there are anywhere between 20,000 to 50,000 customers without power in Allegany, Frederick, Washington and Berkeley Counties. All other counties in our viewing area have anywhere between 1,000 to 20,000 customers without power.

WHAG is also receiving numerous posts via social media of trees down, power outages, power lines taken down and even some roof damage to some homes across the area due to the thunderstorms that moved through the area tonight.

Our news and weather teams are efforting more information on the damage left behind due to the severe thunderstorms, and we hope to be back on the air tonight on WHAG News at 11:00 PM...

Until we return to the air, follow us on social media for the latest severe weather updates... WHAG - Facebook and WHAG - Twitter

Stay with WHAG: Your Local Weather Leader, we'll keep you ahead of the storms...

WHAG Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman
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