Tornado Confirmed in Southern Maryland

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012  |  Updated 9:41 AM EDT
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Tornado, Water Spout in Southern Maryland

Patricia Link

Officials confirmed that a tornado/water spout was spotted in southern Maryland on Tuesday. Check out viewer images. Here is a picture Patricia Link took on Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville.

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Law enforcement confirmed a tornado on the ground in southern Maryland Tuesday afternoon.

At 5:56 p.m., the tornado was near Hallowing Point and moving northwest at 5 mph.

Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer described it as a weak tornado that started as a waterspout over the Patuxent River.

A tornado warning for eastern Charles, northern St. Mary's, southeastern Prince George's and western Calvert counties expired at 6:30 p.m., by which time the storm had mostly dissipated and didn't seem likely to pose a further threat, Kammerer said.

People in the warned area were warned to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows, or if outdoors or in a mobile home or vehicle, to move to the closest substantial shelter and beware of flying debris.

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