Strong Storms Move Across Montgomery County

rainycommuteThe National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Montgomery County on the evening of August 3rd as strong storms with heavy rains, lightning and high winds swept through the area.

It was a busy night for emergency rescue crews.

Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported on his Twitter account that a lightning strike caused minor property damage to the roof and attic of a building at 440 Elmcroft Boulevard in Rockville. He said there was no fire.

In addition to the severe weather, Piringer also reported that emergency crews were responding to several car accidents across the county.

According to Pepco online outage maps, there were 1,500 customers in Montgomery County without power as of 10:45 p.m. on August 3. At 7 a.m. on August 4, there were only 150 customers in Montgomery County without power.

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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