‘It Felt Like a Tornado:’ Storm Downs Trees, Power Lines in College Park

Severe weather rolled over the D.C. area and hit College Park particularly hard, downing trees and damaging homes.

Severe weather and powerful winds in College Park uprooted about a dozen trees and several power lines, prompting power outages. At least two homes were rendered uninhabitable, a Prince George's County Fire Department spokesperson said. No injuries were reported.

Police had to block down blocks in the area of Blackfoot Road and Hollywood Road to remove debris that sometimes completely obstructed the roadway.

"The wind just came out of nowhere," one woman said. "It was ferocious."

Another woman said it felt like a tornado.

"The winds were that powerful," she said.

The slow-moving storms prompted flash flood watches and severe thunderstorm warnings that have since expired. You can find all weather alerts here, and remember: Never drive through flooded roadways. 

One storm in parts of Rappahannock dropped 3.5 inches of rain, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper says.

Sunday's strongest storms were well south of D.C., where areas of very heavy rainfall and strong gusty winds brought down trees and caused some damage around Culpeper, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties.

Tuesday will start off dry and feature plenty of sun. As the day wears on, scattered showers and storms will develop.

Wednesday and Thursday are looking dry but hot, with highs around 90 both days.


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