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A powerful storm swept through parts of Mount Airy Friday night, downing trees and powerlines and causing damage to homes and businesses.

Carroll County Emergency Management is asking local businesses and residents affected by last week’s tornado and severe thunderstorm to report details on their losses to the county.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to contact the Emergency Management office with information on the type and extent of experienced loss resulting from this weather event, including losses in business revenue and damage to physical property, according to a news release from the county.

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Carroll County residents and those traveling near Mount Airy during the EF-1 tornado event in Mount Airy Friday, Nov. 2 described it as unsettling and memorable.

“Gathering this information is the first step in assessing the damage to determine if those affected could qualify for recovery loans. Reporting the information does not guarantee assistance, but will help the county demonstrate the need for help and begin the recovery process,” according to the release.

Carroll County residents and business owners are able to provide information on damages or losses online at ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/releases/MtAiryStormDamageInfo11.7.18.pdf.

Information necessary include the date and type of damage, an estimate of the amount of loss and information on insurance coverage, according to the release.

Those unable to submit the form electronically may contact the office at 410-386-2455 to request a form by fax or mail. Questions and requests for additional information may be directed to emergencymanagement@carrollcountymd.gov.

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