September 3, 2021
The past couple of days have been very hard for our district. Days after hurricane Ida hit Louisiana, we saw the devastating effects of this storm here in Edgewater and Annapolis. On Wednesday evening an EF-2 tornado with winds as high as 125 mph touched down in Edgewater and traveled to Annapolis. You can see its path and National Weather Service information in the picture below. On Thursday morning, I toured the damage caused by the tornado along with Governor Larry Hogan, and several other State, County, and City officials. We surveyed the damage of South River High School CAT-South before meeting with Mayor Gavin Buckley, and Ald. Rhonda Pindell Charles to see the devastation along West Street in Annapolis.
It is truly a miracle that we have no one seriously injured or worse. While the destruction left in the wake of Ida is substantial - we will build back & recover. I am so thankful to Governor Hogan, County Executive Pittman, Mayor Buckley, and my state district partners for their continued commitment to our district to clean up, rebuild and support our area through this difficult time.