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Queen Anne's Co.: Tornado Damaged 155 Kent Island Buildings

Posted: 08/02/2017 13:31:00 -04:00 Updated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Queen Anne's County officials say the tornado that ripped through Kent Island last week damaged more than 100 buildings.

Queen Anne's County released information about damage the tornado caused after it tore through Kent Island on July 24. The tornado had more than 100 mph (150 kph) winds and was rated EF2 on the F-scale from EF0 to EF5. The overnight weather event also downed trees and knocked out power out for thousands.

The county says 11 of the 155 damaged buildings were destroyed.

County Emergency Services assistant chief David Rivett says the early estimates and could rise as officials and insurance representatives continue surveying the area. Rivett says the damage included businesses and homes.

County officials will hold a Tornado Recovery Town Hall meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Stevensville to update residents and hear suggestions about local agencies' response.

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