A severe thunderstorm struck Bel Air, in northern Maryland, on July 12, downing power lines and uprooting trees, according to local media.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeast Maryland. It warned of wind gusts up to 60 mph and hailstones as large as quarters.
Giovanni Rizzotti recorded this footage while taking shelter inside a health club in Bel Air. In the video he is warned to stay away from the glass and a voice describes it as the “nastiest severe storm I’ve ever seen.”
Another person is heard saying she thinks there might be a tornado. Media reported that four possible tornado locations were reported to the NWS, but there had not yet been official confirmation of a tornado touchdown.
Local media reported the storm downed trees and left some homes without power. Credit: Giovanni Rizzotti via Storyful
- Inside. Come on. Inside. Inside!
- Sorry. Sorry about that.
- Come on.
- Sorry about that.
- [INAUDIBLE] blocking [INAUDIBLE].
- This is the nastiest severe storm I've ever seen before. Oh, my goodness!
- [INAUDIBLE] right now [INAUDIBLE]. [INAUDIBLE] Get in here. Get away from [INAUDIBLE].
- Everybody [INAUDIBLE] to go around the side, everybody.
- I think it's a tornado. [INAUDIBLE].
- Yeah, they're not letting anybody leave.