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Storms downed trees and power lines across Central Maryland on Wednesday afternoon, but fears of a second day of flooding in Baltimore did not come to pass.

Scattered downed trees were reported across Carroll, Baltimore and Harford counties, and downed power lines stretched across College Avenue in historic Ellicott City, according to the National Weather Service. There were some reports of 40 mph wind gusts on the Chesapeake Bay.

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But while meteorologists had warned of damaging winds and large hail, there were no immediate reports of either.

A severe thunderstorm watch that had been set to extend through 8 p.m. was canceled for most of the region around 5 p.m.

Baltimore made it through the storms relatively unscathed a day after 5 inches of rain fell in some areas, causing significant flooding.

Earlier Wednesday, city Emergency Management Director David McMillan said he was concerned about the potential impacts of more severe weather in the city as crews were still working to survey Tuesday’s damage.

Tuesday’s storms were nearly stationary over Baltimore, but atmospheric flow steered Wednesday’s through the region faster.

On Tuesday, storms flooded areas including Little Italy, Harbor East and Fells Point, and a bolt of lightning set a vacant building on fire near the Greenmount Cemetery. Several of those areas experienced over 5 inches of rain at one time, McMillan said.

Crews were driving through the city Wednesday to survey Tuesday night’s damage. McMillan said the office plans to begin a full assessment Friday, helping residents and owners document damages. But that plan could change by Wednesday afternoon.

In the coming days and weeks, McMillan said a disaster recovery center might be set up to help people with repairs and recovery. But until then, the director encouraged people to mark floodwater lines and begin documenting the damage.

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