Possible tornado throws boats into yards on Maryland's Eastern Shore

The storm included a possible tornado touchdown and nearly destroyed homes on Kent Island. (Video by USA TODAY)

KENT ISLAND, MD (Delmarva Now) -- Parts of Kent Island and a few other places on the Maryland Eastern Shore were impacted by a possible tornado touchdown overnight, according to officials.

A National Weather Service team is headed to the site to determine whether a tornado touched down there.

The weather service says the team is headed to Queen Anne's County to assess damage from the storm that downed trees, collapsed buildings and knocked out power to thousands overnight in the Kent Island area. County officials say one person was injured.

A tornado warning was issued for the area and Meteorologist Mitchell Gaines says there were reports of roof damage and boats into yards. Heavy rain was reported in the region, including nearly 7 ½ inches in New Castle County, Delaware.

High winds closed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge for more than an hour, but Maryland Emergency Management spokesman Chas Eby says engineers didn't find damage.

The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Department is also currently surveying the amount of damage done.

At least one person was injured in the storms. The person has non-life-threatening injuries. The person has been released from the hospital. This person was injured during a collapse of a home.

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