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Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012
Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012

Weather disasters including tornadoes, the derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy caused at least $48 million in property and crop damages in Maryland last year, the costliest since 2003, according to data released Thursday. Five people also died from extreme weather – high temperatures, for the most part – and 10 people were injured. The data do not include things like traffic deaths or electrocutions from downed power lines, considered to be indirectly caused by the weather, said Brenton MacAloney, a meterologist with the National Weather Service in Silver Spring. Detailed data has not yet been released on the sources of the damage. Possible culprits include Sandy, which brought...

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