Storm causes damages to Hagerstown homes

- WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - The Washington County area is dealing with the aftermath of a storm.

"We were actually afraid it was a tornado coming through; that is what we thought was happening,” said Doris Morris. “We are still not sure what it was, but that is kind of what we thought, we have never been through anything like that before."

Flooded streets, knocked down trees and a trampoline in a fence; just some of the damage caused from storm that started Thursday night and rolled its way through Washington County into the next morning.

"We were woken up by the wind, we thought the windows were going to cave in, like the house was coming down around us,” said Morris.

The Woodbridge Drive area saw a lot of damage. Some residents even took shelter in their basements.

“About 2 or 2:30 in the morning, the wind really picked up and sounded like a train was rolling through it,” said Kevin Simms. “A roaring sound; the side of the house was shaking."

Near Beaver Creek Road, water peaked over a low bridge causing the road to be closed. Residents say it was the worst flooding they have seen since 1996.

“There is about eight acres that go with the mill that I live in and seven and a half acres are now underwater,” said Luigi Perini.

Now it's the calm after the storm that residents say, they are happy, is over.


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