08 july 2014
Strong storms moving through the northeast part of the nation killed at least five people, including a child attending a summer camp in Maryland, according to news reports.
The Associated Press reports four people were killed and four buildings collapsed in Smithfield, N.Y., located between Syracuse and Utica.
“A storm came through here and ripped a couple houses totally apart,” Madison County Sheriff Allen Riley told Syracuse.com.
Riley did not identify the victims, saying deputies are still notifying families, according to Syracuse.com. The National Weather Service is investigating if a tornado touched down in Smithfield.
Syracuse.com says the storm lifted one home off its foundation, causing it to land on another home. The homes destroyed included mobile and modular homes as well as a two-story house.
In Maryland, trees collapsed during a storm at summer camp, killing one child and injuring eight others, according to CBS Baltimore. About 114 children, ages 7 to 12, reportedly were outside when a severe storm struck and they were seeking shelter. They were hit by branches and other debris.
The storms were part of a strong weather front that moved through the Northeast on Tuesday, including Ohio. Two tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Medina County but did not cause severe damage or injuries.