|Isolated storms swept through the area over the weekend
By: Asst. Chief Amy Smith,
Date: July 02, 2012
Friday Evening 6/29 around 2248hrs is when it all began- Alerts had gone out that we were under a tstorm warning 80mph winds and quarter size hail possible.
The Leonardtown Volunteers remained busy over the weekend with the sweep of severe isolated thunderstorms that came through the area. The storms consisted of heavy gusts of winds, hard rain, thunder and severe lightning.
Leonardtown EMS crews responded to quite a few calls that kept us busy, as well as it did with our fire deparments/ sister companies and SMECO. Calls ranging from water rescues, motor vehicle accidents, house fires due to lightning strikes, several trees/power lines down which lead to thousands without power.
The storms seemed to calm down around 4am on Saturday morning however crews were still busy cleaning up the aftermath of the heavy winds. Due to high temps remaining over the course of the weekend, we continued to watch the forecast. Another storm came rolling through this morning 7/2/2012 that again brought heavy rains, thunder/lightining and heavy winds.
Company 19 experienced a tree down on site.