Air photo Tornado Path

This satellite image shows the path of a tornado that struck Maryland on April 28, 2002. It was the strongest tornado ever recorded in the state and perhaps the strongest ever recorded along the Eastern Seaboard. The storm flattened everything in its 39-kilometer- (24-mile-) long path, including the historic downtown in the community of LaPlata. In all, nearly 1100 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed, and damages exceeded $100 million.