Officials Confirm Tornado Touched Down in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Ocean City earlier this week and caused structural damage to several businesses in the area.

The agency confirmed Tuesday that the tornado came during a severe thunderstorm Monday afternoon. It was rated an EF-0 tornado with peak winds estimated to be at 80 mph and a path 50 yards wide.

Officials say the tornado started as a waterspout in the Assawoman Bay, came ashore at 4:40 p.m. and lasted until 4:45 p.m.

The tornado overturned a large supply container caused it to be moved to the next beach over. No injuries were reported.

The post Officials confirm tornado touched down in Ocean City appeared first on WTOP.

Read More

Copyright DC WTOP
Contact Us