Severe Storms Cause Mass Power Outages

More than 1,000 homes are without power in Montgomery County thanks to severe weather early Tuesday morning.

The announcement, by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer on his Twitter page, was made less than two hours after he had posted a message to residents, warning them at 5:55 a.m. of potential outages due to thunderstorms in the area. According to Piringer, the damage was contained mostly in Bethesda, Rockville and the area surrounding Beverly Farms Elementary School and Winston Churchill High School, though additional isolated spots were also affected.

Intense weather has hit the county over the past couple of days including extreme heat, thunderstorms and strong winds. With more on the way, county officials are doing their best to warn residents of potential effects.

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About Tori Bergel

Tori Bergel is an intern at Montgomery Community Media. She is a rising senior within the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She can be reached at tbergel@mymcmedia.org. Follow her on twitter at @BergelTori.

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