Monday’s storms brought down the temperatures, but not before triggering a string of weather advisories, including two tornado warnings in Maryland.
One severe thunderstorm was so strong that the National Weather Service will head out Tuesday to find out whether a tornado may have touched down in Finksburg, Maryland. The storm brought down a tree that killed an 89-year-old man standing in his driveway.
The victim has been identified by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office as Harry Swan. Since nobody observed the incident, his body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore for further investigation.
The sheriff’s office said Swan was trapped underneath the tree. When emergency crews arrived and moved the tree, they were unable to save him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In Hyattstown, Maryland, high winds downed power lines, blocking lanes on Interstate 270.
In a second round of storms Monday night, D.C. Fire and EMS were at the scene of a fire caused by a downed power line.
Throughout the region there were reports of downed trees blocking several roads in Loudoun County, Virginia, D.C., and in Montgomery and Howard counties in Maryland. WTOP’s Dave Dildine photographed a number of trees downed in Northwest D.C.