NWS confirms 7 tornadoes in 3 states that includes injuries


The National Weather Service (NSW) confirms 7 tornadoes hit 3 states on June 5.

The first was recorded in Inwood at approximately 4:05 P.M., traveling approximately 65 yards with 75 mile per hour gust.

Shingles and gutter damage was observed along Emery Lane and Lucy Drive with several broken branches seen.

A more powerful tornado was recorded in Leesburg at approximately 6:40 p.m.

That tornado traveled approximately 125 yards packing peak gust of 95 miles per hour.

Some trees were uprooted with vinyl and window damage recorded.

That tornado continued north where it ripped the plastic roof off a shelter and broke tree limbs along Springrun Lane.

Five more tornadoes were recorded in Maryland with Montgomery County suffering the most damage.

At least five people were sent to the hospital after several trees were uprooted and condemned 7 homes in Maryland.

NWS personnel continue to survey the damage in each state.

Citizens are reminded to sign up for NWS alerts and to heed the warnings as they are issued.

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