Maryland and Virginia recover from strong line of storms, including tornado in Columbia

    Thousands lost power in Maryland and northern Virginia Thursday after storms and a tornado blew through the area.

    The Washington Post reports that more 18,000 customers were still without power Friday morning.

    A tornado was confirmed in Columbia, Maryland and in Virginia, wind speeds were recorded as high as 68 mph at Reagan National.

    First warning that storms would become severe came early in the day.

    As quickly as the storms moved in, they moved out.

    Wind damage could be found around the region with down scaffolding and trees.

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