This is the terrifying moment a waterspout swept across a Maryland island, injuring at least one person and destroying several homes and businesses.
Footage taken on Thursday evening just before 7.30pm shows the intense waterspout on Chesapeake Bay in Smith Island, Maryland, moving ashore as a tornado in Rhodes Point and then sweeping north across the water towards Ewell.
The natural disaster’s damage has caused over 50,000 power cuts in the Ewell and Rhodes Point areas after severe thunderstorms hit the region on Tuesday night.
The video was filmed by Amy Somers, who was on Smith Island with her children for a summer camp meeting, who said that the waterspout developed ‘extremely quickly’, with her husband Daniel adding that it took off the story of an Airbnb and ‘destroyed’ the house next to it.
Images circulating on social media show the disastrous aftermath of Smith Island,
Two others also in the 51-second clip shout out to Mrs Somers, ‘Where are the kids?’ as the waterspout…