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Waterspout Strikes Ocean City, None Injured

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A waterspout struck Ocean City, Md. on Thursday, reaching land on Coastal Highway, but leaving none injured.
A waterspout struck Ocean City, Md. on Thursday, reaching land on Coastal Highway, but leaving none injured.

In Maryland, a massive waterspout reportedly formed in the bay in midtown Ocean City at approximately 4 p.m. and reached land, giving quite a scare to the town’s residents and visitors.

Witnesses say the tornado-like water spout formed rather quickly, as gigantic dark clouds rolled over and all but consumed the midtown region of Ocean City.  

Once the spout formed it doubled in size within minutes, churning towards the coastline before hopping the shoreline at 75th street and made its way across the city’s main traffic artery, Coastal Highway.

Reports from local businesses in the area say the spout sped across Coastal Highway over to the Oceanside of the resort, before darting across the beach and out to sea.

In it’s wake, the spout left behind cosmetic damage to properties and cars, and uprooted a number of trees.

Police officials say there were no injuries reported, which they say is remarkable since the town is filled with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts who are in town for the city’s annual bike week festivities.


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