Tornado on Kent Island, July 24, 2017
An EF2-category tornado touched down on Kent Island at approximately 1:30 AM on Monday, July 24, 2017. A waterspout developed over the Chesapeake Bay between Annapolis and Stevensville, Maryland just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and moved ashore at 1:29 AM in the Bay City Area of Kent Island and then traveled northeast toward Stevensville, Maryland where it lifted at 1:33 AM after being on the ground for about 2 miles. Maximum winds were estimated at 125 mph which makes this an EF2 tornado (National Weather Service Public Information Statement, 621 PM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017).
Impacts of the tornado on historic properties in the area are unknown at this time. The Maryland Historical Trust is working to gather more information, which will be posted here.
Update, July 28, 2017 -- MHT staff conducted a site visit to the storm area on July 27, 2017 and determined that no historic resources were impacted.
General Location of Storm in Relation to Historic Properties
General area encompassing multiple sources including Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), National Weather Service (NWS), and local accounts.
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