National Weather Service

Tornado with 125 mph winds causes extensive damage on Kent Island

Tornado with 125 mph winds causes extensive damage on Kent Island

A tornado with 125 mph wind gusts tore a path of damage through the Stevensville area of Kent Island overnight.

Homes were destroyed, large trees toppled and metal electricity poles twisted in the Bay City neighborhood, on the western shore of the island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. One injury was reported, Queen Anne’s County officials said.

The National Weather Service said the twister was rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, making it one of the most destructive tornadoes to hit the state in years.

“It felt like a rock concert with how loud it was,” said Don Testerman, 27, whose family’s home was shoved off its foundation and deemed unsafe to enter...

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