Tree branches and leaves littered Cedar Lane, a neighborhood street lined with mature trees. Police cruisers blocked off the area around the woman's home, a one-story brick house with a large American flag flapping in the strong wind.
Police assumed control of the investigation, "but it does appear it was directly to the high winds and weather event we're experiencing," Rostkowski said.
So far, this is the only wind-related fatality that's been reported in the county today.
"Since about the 11 o'clock hour, throughout Baltimore County we've had an increase in incidents reporting damages from wind, limbs and trees falling on top of vehicles and in a couple cases, into houses," Rostkowski said. "That damage has been pretty much widespread throughout Baltimore County."