National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Md. during severe storms

National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down in Md. during severe storms (Photo, ABC7)

The D.C. metropolitan area was impacted by severe weather Monday afternoon, as high winds, heavy rain and a tornado wreaked havoc in several neighborhoods.

At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, heavy rain poured down while the area was under a severe weather advisory.

In Loudoun County's Hamilton area, several trees blocked the roadway at E. Colonial Highway at Canby Road.

A tree was down on eastbound Route 7 just west of White Gate Place. After going down to one lane, the road is now reopen in that area.


Multiple trees are down on Airmont Road near Ebenezer Church Road as well.

In Silver Spring, a large tree fell on a house causing "significant damage", Pete Piringer of Montgomery County Fire tweeted, and thankfully all residents got out.

Montgomery County Reporter Kevin Lewis says trees, limbs and wires are down in the neighborhood and about a half-a-dozen cars were damaged along with multiple homes.

Also in the area of Northwood Park, Northwood Avenue and Marvin Road, several homes were damaged by falling trees and downed wires.

Officials closed Dennis Avenue between University Boulevard and Eastwood Avenue after a tree fell on a house in the 400 block.

According to police, there are live wires around the home.

Officials say several homes were damaged by wind and falling trees.

Two people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and an entire family will be displaced at one home, which is completely damaged.

Other streets are closed or blocked in the area as well.

Lewis reports Montgomery County fire officials reunited the family who lives in the home with their pet fish.

The house is currently unsafe to enter as the brick facade of the home is leaning over.

Later, the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington reported a EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Silver Spring at around 3:48 p.m.

In Bethesda, high winds and heavy rain rolled through the area at around 4 p.m.

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