Families in battered Howard County spent Wednesday surveying damage from thunderstorms and a tornado the previous afternoon that toppled trees and power lines.
Utility crews worked to restore power to families still without service. After 10 p.m. Wednesday, about 260 families in Howard County remained without power. Some 340 utility customers were without power across the state, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
County officials had stationed water tankers for families that rely on wells and opened a community center for showers. The Civil Air Patrol scouted the wreckage.
The tornado, with winds reaching 80 mph, touched down about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near...