Tuesday Storm Causes Chaos in Montgomery County

On Tuesday, thunderstorms affected various areas of Montgomery County throughout the evening.

According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, MCFRS was working extra hard yesterday.

Piringer tweeted that between 6 and 8 p.m., MCFRS’s Emergency Communication Center answer more than 80 calls that were mostly related to weather-related events.

Piringer said that most of the calls were in the Olney/Laytonsville area, Rockville, and Silver Spring/Takoma Park areas.

Montgomery County Government tweeted out this video at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday:

Power Outages Still Affecting Communities

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney tweeted Wednesday morning that they are closed today because of power outages caused by the storm.

Olney Family Displaced After Tree Falls On Home

A family from Olney has been displaced after a tree fell on their townhouse, according to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services.

According to Piringer, Olney was one of the areas that was especially affected by the storm.

Several Car Accidents in County During Tuesday’s Storm

Piringer tweeted about many car accidents during Tuesday’s storm.

Power Lines and Trees Downed Causes More Chaos During Storm

Piringer also tweeted about downed trees and power lines, as well as power outages.

There was also a fuel spill near a creek in Poolesville, Piringer tweeted.


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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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