Shocking images of Smith Island, Maryland waterspout, after ‘tornado’ and ferocious weather destroyed homes in Somerset County

SHOCKING footage shows a waterspout in Maryland leaving a trail of destruction after moving inland on Thursday.

Homes were destroyed and buildings leveled when the waterspout reportedly turned into a terrible tornado on Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

The waterspout was reported around 9 p.m

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The waterspout was reported around 9 p.mCredit: Facebook
Major damage was reported to homes in the Smith Island area

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Major damage was reported to homes in the Smith Island areaCredit: Facebook
Some homes were severely damaged by the storm

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Some homes were severely damaged by the stormCredit: Facebook
The waterspout was caught on camera

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The waterspout was caught on cameraPhoto credit: Twitter
According to initial reports, the waterspout came ashore as a tornado

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According to initial reports, the waterspout came ashore as a tornadoPhoto credit: Twitter

The alleged waterspout was filmed just after 9 p.m.

Meteorologist Dan Satterfield tweeted that the waterspout may have turned into a tornado and tweeted that there was “major damage.”

Several homes on Smith Island along Rhodes Point were reportedly damaged.

No injuries were reported.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan posted a statement on Twitter saying emergency management teams are tracking damage from the storms that swept through the area.

“Currently more than 50,000 power outages. Please stay off the roads in affected areas – especially anywhere tree removal teams are required to work.

“Somerset County is reporting that a waterspout made landfall causing significant damage to Smith Island. We stand ready to support the local response.”

A severe weather warning had been issued by the National Weather Service ahead of winds of 45mph and possible hail.

Video footage captured by onlookers shows the waterspout may become a tornado, sending debris flying.

Photos show extensive damage, with some homes completely leveled.

Heather Mizeur, a Maryland congressional candidate, tweeted, “We hold our Smith Island neighbors in our hearts tonight after a storm-turned-tornado caused storm damage to homes and buildings.

“We pray for the safety and resilience of all. We will come together #EasternShoreStrong to help rebuild.”

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Smith Island is located in the Chesapeake Bay.

The remote island is only accessible by boat or helicopter.

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