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Cleanup Efforts Continue Thursday Following Storms, Tree Damage, And Power Outages



During a media update, Dr. Earl Stoddard, Director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, expressed gratitude that despite two tornadoes hitting during evening rush hour, damage in Montgomery County wasn’t substantially worse.

Over 100 calls for service were received during the storm’s peak, with damage cleanup ongoing. Stoddard mentioned damage estimates in the millions and praised the emergency alert system’s effectiveness.

Officials believe at least two tornadoes struck Montgomery County, with one moving from Poolesville to Germantown and another passing through Gaithersburg.

Pete Piringer, spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, reported three collapsed structures in Gaithersburg, with five injuries, including one severe. Residents were urged to use caution during cleanup and report downed wires.

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