August 20, 2022

Weather News Road Conditions

Weather News & Forecast

Tornado reported in Bowie, Maryland: Injuries, damages

3 min read

The Prince George’s County Fire Department says crews are dealing with a lot of calls for fallen trees and down power lines near Buckingham Drive.

BOWIE, Md. — Downed trees, damaged homes and injured people are just some of the things first responders are dealing with after a reported tornado was confirmed in Bowie, Maryland Tuesday evening.

Click here to see the complete forecast.

Click here to check out our interactive radar.

Damages:

A spokesperson from Prince George’s County Fire Department says crews are dealing with a lot of calls for fallen trees and down power lines near Buckingham Drive as well as on Stonybrook Drive. 

RELATED: What to do during a Tornado Warning in the DMV

It is important to know how to prepare and stay safe during severe weather. There are several ways you can make sure you are ready: 

  • High winds regularly down trees and heavy branches in the DMV region, so avoid standing or walking under tree canopies.
  • Be supplied: Have medical equipment, medical supplies or any critical medications on hand and enough for 5-7 days.  
  • Figure out how and where everyone will meet up with each other if you get separated. 
  • Sign up for text alerts/weather warnings that may be offered by your locality. 
  • Secure garbage cans, lawn furniture or anything that could cause damage.

RELATED: Tips for staying safe during high winds

Power Outages: 

As of 6:45 p.m., more than 450 customers between PEPCO, SMECO and BGE are without power.

There is no word at this time on when power may be restored.

Click here to check the Dominion Energy outages in your area.

Click here to check the Pepco outages in your area.

A power outage can be caused by a myriad of things but it is important to be as prepared as you possibly can, especially during severe weather. Extended power outages can impact everyone from a home to an entire community. It can cause issues with communication, prevent the use of medical devices, impact access to water and cause food to spoil while grocery stores may be closed.

Dominion Energy says residents should not connect any portable generators to a home’s electrical system. Under no circumstances should you ever bring a generator into your home in order to create heat. Odorless and colorless carbon monoxide gas from gas-fueled heaters and generators can build up, resulting in injuries or even death.

RELATED: What you should do if you are caught in a storm outdoors

WUSA9 is now on Roku and Amazon Fire TVs. Download the apps today for live newscasts and video on demand.

Download the WUSA9 app to get breaking news, weather and important stories at your fingertips.

Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.

Sign up for the Capitol Breach email newsletter, delivering the latest breaking news and a roundup of the investigation into the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2021.





2022-07-05 22:59:47

All news and articles are copyrighted to the respective authors and/or News Broadcasters. eWeatherNews is an independent Online News Aggregator


Read more from original source here…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

eWeatherNews.Com | Newsphere by AF themes.