Strong Thunderstorms In Parts of Ozarks, South Produce Large Hail, Flash Flooding
Published: Jun 12, 2014, 11:22 PM EDT weather.comFlooding is reported at Big Spring Road and Big Pool Road along Maryland Route 56 Thursday, June 12, 2014. (Brian Schuerman/Twitter)Strong thunderstorms erupted from the Ozarks to parts of the South Thursday, generating large hail and areas of flash flooding.Between 20 to 30 people were rescued from residences in Clear Spring, Md., located northwest of Baltimore, as fast-moving water flowed over a bridge on Mulberry Street, Herald Mail Media reports. All ramps off Interstate 70 into Clear Springs were closed as of 5:45 p.m., according to The Washington Emergency Services.The powerful storms moving through Texas brought 80 mph winds to Travis County Thursday, and baseball-sized hail to Abilene, The Statesman reports. A tornado was reported near Joppa, Texas around 9 p.m., however no damage has been reported.In North Carolina, severe weather knocked out power for as many as 22,000 customers across the state. The worst problems remained in Wake County, where nearly 400 customers without service Thursday afternoon.The National Weather Service estimated up to 3 inches of rain fell in parts of the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday evening. Emergency responders received scattered reports of fallen trees.Below is a round-up of some of the most significant storm impacts from across social media.
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