Those lucky enough have only had to repair part of their roofs today after a tornado hit Frederick County, Md., Friday.
Winds were estimated to be as high as 100 mph sent huge bails of hay crashing into fences and caused many a tree to snap and fall over throughout the region -- especially in the town of Ijamsville, which seems to be the place hardest hit in Friday afternoon's storms.
No injuries were reported. But perhaps the storm's greatest casualty, home-wise at least, was a farmhouse built around 1840; it was flattened in seconds.
"It could've been a lot worse," Loveless said. "We're thankin' the Lord that this is all it is."
The same storms also caused damage in much of northern and central Maryland, as well as the Eastern Shore, and knocked out power in at least 55,000 homes and business in Maryland and Virginia, The Washington Post reported.