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3 Radar-Indicated Tornadoes Reported Tuesday In Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore, NWS Says

MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. (WJZ) -- Three radar-indicated tornadoes were reported in the Lower Eastern Shore Tuesday as Tropical Storm Isaias made its way through Maryland Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

This is in addition to the four confirmed tornadoes in Southern Maryland.

NWS: 4 Tornadoes Confirmed, 3 Others Reported As Tropical Storm Isaias Moved Into Maryland Tuesday

The first touched down in Wicomico County at 6:01 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Wicomico County was under a tornado warning Tuesday morning when a suspected tornado touched down near Vienna in Mardela Springs, according to reports from WBOC in Salisbury.

A deputy fire chief told WBOC's Amy Lu that the suspected tornado lifted a home off its foundation.

"If anybody has never experienced it, I cannot explain it," a resident of the home said. "My sister-in-law is so fortunate because the house across the road from her is completely demolished. This huge black cloud came and I'm saying, 'Oh my gosh, we're going to get it.'"

The tornado also left debris along Mardela's Main Street.

A second tornado was seen on NWS radar around 7 a.m. in the Delmar area near Salisbury with winds estimated between 70-80 miles per hour.

A third radar-indicated tornado touched down just north of Girdletree, Maryland at 7:20 a.m., which was moving north toward Snow Hill at 65 miles per hours.

"If you are in the path of this storm take shelter immediately," the NWS Wakefield tweeted earlier Tuesday.

The Wakefield, Virginia office of NWS says it will not be surveying the area until Thursday. On Wednesday it was sending crews to North Carolina and the eastern part of Virginia.


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