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Maryland Capitol Police
Thursday May 23rd, 2019 :: 03:48 p.m. EDT

Alert

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 04:00PM

At 340 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Ellicott City to near Laurel to University of Maryland, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles. Locations impacted include... Baltimore, Columbia, Rockville, Bethesda, Bowie, Severn, Annapolis, College Park, Crofton, Greenbelt, Langley Park, Beltsville, Elkridge, Riviera Beach, Mayo, Naval Academy, Baltimore-Washington Airport, Sillery Bay, Millers Island and North Point State Park.

* AFFECTED AREAS: PRINCE GEORGES, MD ... BALTIMORE CITY, MD ... ANNE ARUNDEL, MD ... BALTIMORE, MD ... MONTGOMERY, MD ... HOWARD, MD

Instructions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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Address/Location
Maryland Capitol Police
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 410-767-4793

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Immediate - Responsive action SHOULD be taken immediately
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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