Neeld Estate TORNADO

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Tornado Path NOAA.jpg

Tornado Timeline from NOAA



Location... in Calvert Co MD
Date...Tue Aug 4 2020
Estimated Time...7:33 AM EDT to 7:37 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...1.7 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...38.615/-76.512
Ending Lat/Lon...38.627/-76.542
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

Staff from NOAA's National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC Weather Forecast Office in Sterling, VA, performed a survey of storm damage that occurred the morning of August 4, 2020, in Calvert County, Maryland. At 7:33 AM EDT, an EF-1 tornado came onshore at Plum Point near Beach Drive – approximately 5 miles east of Huntingtown, MD. The tornado moved west along Shore Drive, uprooting numerous trees and snapping and twisting others. A large tree halfway along Shore Drive fell on a house, causing structural damage. The tornado proceeded to move to the end of Shore Drive and shifted southwest along Ridge Road causing trees to snap about 20 feet up and fall in multiple directions. Some trees that were snapped were
a foot and a half in diameter.

The tornado then moved across Plum Point Creek and the grassy wetlands toward Tobacco Road. A swath of trees had their tops broken off east of Tobacco Road and fell mainly in a south to west direction.

The tornado then proceeded up Tobacco Road near Tobacco Lane, and moved northward towards Breezy Point Road. Peak winds in the tornado were estimated to have reached 90 mph here. Over 30 trees were uprooted, and some were broken in half. A house had a tree fall on it along the Tobacco Road area, and windows were blown in on another house. Tobacco Road had over 10 trees fall westward over the road along with multiple power poles. A 75 to 100 yard path of tree damage was observed east of Tobacco Road with trees falling in multiple directions. The area of Tobacco Road from Pinewood Terrace
to Tobacco Lane became impassable due to the tree and power line damage, and the Breezy Point area became cut off from the main road.

The tornado moved west after passing Breezy Point Road and caused numerous trees to fall along Route 261/Bayside Road near Bristol Drive. A large tree near the intersection of Route 261 and Bristol Drive fell on a house. The tree damage path was observed up to 50 to 75 feet down the north end of Bristol Drive. The tornado  weakened after passing the intersection of Bristol Drive and Route 261 and ended at 7:37 AM EDT.

The National Weather Service would like to thank Calvert County’s Department of Public Safety and Office of Emergency Management for assisting with our damage survey.

Hilltop House Tornado Damage Photos  

Hilltop House Tornado Damage

Tornado Path NOAA
Tornado Path NOAA



Hilltop House Tornado Damage



Tree Removal Permits Temporarily Suspended Due to Tropical Storm Isaias

 August 9, 2020

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office


PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. –Aug. 7, 2020–The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning has temporarily suspended tree removal permits now through Friday, Aug. 21. Citizens are not required to obtain a permit to dispose of downed trees caused by Tropical Storm Isaias during this time. Citizens should take photos of the downed trees prior to removal and call a tree removal company or take proper precautions to safely remove debris.

Citizens can contact Planning & Zoning at 410-535-2348 or for questions or permit information. If there is a soil disturbance, including grading issues, residents can contact the Soil Conservation District Office at 410-535-1521, ext. 3.

The county has launched a hurricane resource center on its website to share the latest updates, guidance and resources in response to Tropical Storm Isaias. Residents, employees and media are encouraged to regularly monitor the page and use the resources available at

Public Works to Offer Free Residential Storm Debris Disposal

Due to the large amount of downed trees and yard debris caused by Tropical Storm Isaias, the Calvert County Solid Waste Division will allow citizens to drop off un-bagged leaves, shrubs, branches and logs no larger than 5 feet in length, for free to the Barstow Convenience Center and Appeal Landfill. Debris drop off will be available beginning Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 23, Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens are required to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff will be on site to assist citizens with unloading debris. Firewood will not be accepted.

This event is for residents only. All commercial customers are advised that chargeable rates will apply and debris can only be disposed of at the Appeal Landfill. After Aug. 23, citizens can only drop off tree and yard debris at the Appeal Landfill, but will be charged a disposal fee. Citizens can visit for landfill and convenience center locations, hours of operation and accepted materials. 

The county has launched a hurricane resource center on its website to share the latest updates, guidance and resources in response to Tropical Storm Isaias. Residents, employees and media are encouraged to regularly monitor the page and use the resources available at