Tornado touched down in Silver Spring displacing residents

MONTGOMERY CO., MD —   Cleanup efforts are underway after an EF-0 tornado touched down in the Northwood Park neighborhood of Silver Spring Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Pete Piringer, tweeted that two homes are uninhabitable. One house is one Dennis Avenue and the other on Northwood Avenue.

Officials tweeted photos showing trees uprooted, other photos shows falling trees and branches into homes, cars and power lines. Piringer says crews were called  the roads were closed while crews checked out the area.

Officials say they reported several non-life threatening injuries and no deaths were reported.

The Monday’s tornado had wind speeds reaching 70 mph and it was about 100 yards wide, the NWS says its path was about .2 miles and it likely transpire in less than a minute.