BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Tropical Storm Isaias moved out of Maryland early Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind storm damage and power outages in its wake.
One person died as a result of the storm when a tree fell on a moving car in St. Mary’s County.
The storm brought strong winds and heavy rains across the state, triggering tornado warnings and watches — that have since been canceled — but not before several tornadoes were reported around the state.
One tornado touched down in Mardela Springs in Wicomico County, uprooting a home just after 6 a.m. A second tornado touched down just north of Girdletree, Maryland, at 7:20 a.m.
Officials around Maryland warned residents about flash flooding and asked motorists to stay off the roads.
In Cecil County, crews had to rescue people from their cars in North East. Flooding was also reported in Perryville, Elkton and Rising Sun.
Trees were reported down around Maryland and waters rose in waterways, like the Jones Falls in Baltimore, as heavy rains fell, but most areas were largely spared from major flooding. Ellicott City, where the historic Main Street significantly flooded twice in recent years, was also spared from any major damage.
Old Ellicott City seems to be in the clear from any flooding. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said the Main St culvert was at a depth of two feet as of 11 am. Businesses are sandbagged up and many remain closed. Patapsco River is definitely high. pic.twitter.com/m4C8Lj6wWw
— Paul Gessler (@PaulGessler) August 4, 2020
Although the tropical storm has moved north of Maryland, there are still some concerns. Meteorologist Chelsea Ingram noted that water runoff and flooding could remain an issue and it’ll be breezy behind the system.
Ingram also said dangerous rip currents could be a concern through Wednesday.
WJZ Meteorologist Tim Williams said that this hurricane season has already been a particularly active one with nine named storms already. It’s the earliest in recorded history that we’ve seen that many named systems.