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      Severe storms trigger tornado and t-storm warnings, leave damage behind yet again

      Ominous looking clouds over Anne Arundel County during tornado warning. (Twitter pic)

      WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Severe storms popped up yet again Tuesday afternoon bringing lightning, hail and heavy rain as well as triggering a tornado warning in the D.C. region.

      The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in Anne Arundel County after radar showed rotation near Odenton, Md. The view from the sky overhead was equally scary for many.

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      @ABC7News Shelf cloud in Severna Park, MD. at 3:00pm EST with a Tornado Warning in effect. pic.twitter.com/rVwzqNdJic

      TIMOTHY BUTZ (@timbutz70) July 15, 2014

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      Scary view from Severna Park HS. Thnx Nicole DeAngelo. Be Safe! pic.twitter.com/WY61v91JnR

      Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) July 15, 2014

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      The tornadic storm dumped quarter-size hail about 3 p.m. near the intersection of Route 97 and Old Mill Blvd. in Anne Arundel County. It also brought down trees in neighboring Prince George's County across the southbound lanes of the BW Parkway, I-295 at Route 198.

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      PHOTO BW Parkway 295 SB at 198 #Laurel CLOSED for a tree down across highway #breakingnews #mdtraffic pic.twitter.com/YlWnTbovXG

      Brad Freitas (@NewsChopperBrad) July 15, 2014

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      In Silver Spring - which was hit by the storms before they grew even stronger on their trek eastward - massive trees fell on a home on Woodmoor Drive. Power lines were also taken down along New Hampshire Avenue near I-495, with a truck getting tangled in the downed wires and forcing the street's closure.

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      PHOTOS Trac. Trailer tangled in power lines closes New Hampshire Ave south of 495 #mdwx #mdtraffic pic.twitter.com/o2uc37NuU7

      Brad Freitas (@NewsChopperBrad) July 15, 2014

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      Rainfall totals from the storms in Maryland ranged from 1.4 inches in Beltsville to an inch and a half in Chevy Chase to 1.76 in Glen Burnie. A Flash Flood Watch was in effect through the evening for most of the area.

      After inflicting damage in the D.C. metro, the strong, lightning-filled storms then quickly overtook the Chesapeake Bay as they began moving out of the region.

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      Severe storm overtaking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Seen from Kent Island. @WTOP pic.twitter.com/yM28IW5YLE

      Dave Dildine (@DildineWTOP) July 15, 2014