Thunderstorm Causes Power Outages in Maryland

Thousands were left without power after a severe thunderstorm struck College Park, Maryland, in the Washington area, and other parts of the state on July 12.

David New recorded this video showing the severe nature of the storm, which caused the lights in his house and on the street to flicker.

Local media reported that more than 100,000 people were left without power in Maryland and 47,000 in the DC region after the storm downed power lines and uprooted trees.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area. Credit: David New via Storyful

Video transcript

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

[BRANCHES WHACKING WINDOWS]

- There's a huge ass tree branch that almost hit that car right out there.

- Really?

- Yeah, not good. I'm going downstairs.

- OK.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

- There is a huge ass tree branch that almost hit that car right out there.

- Really?

- Yeah, not good. I'm going downstairs.

- OK.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

- There is a huge ass tree branch that almost hit that car right out there.

- Really?

- Yeah, not good. I'm going downstairs.

- OK.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

- There is a huge ass tree branch that almost hit that car right out there.

- Really?

- Yeah, not good. I'm going downstairs.

- OK.

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