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Monday, June 04, 2012

Nine Tornadoes Tear Through Maryland

At least nine tornadoes ripped through Maryland on Friday during a 41/2-hour period, the National Weather Service said Sunday.

Tornadoes touched down in six counties — including one that left a four-mile path of destruction in Carroll County, according to the Weather Service. Two were injured in a separate tornado that tore through Pleasant Hills in Harford County.

The first of the nine tornadoes hit at 2:29 p.m. and the last was at 7:06 p.m., the National Weather Service reported.

The twisters were the first to hit Maryland this year. The state does not often see tornadoes — the previous one had been in April 2011. Before that, Maryland hadn't had one since 2008.


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