RESULTS OF URBAN TORNADO DAMAGE ASSESSMENT IN CHARLES COUNTY, SOUTHERN MARYLAND
The Urban Tornado Damage Assessment focused primarily on the Town of La Plata where most of the damage, in the urban context, occurred. The assessment was facilitated by a visit to each distinct site; that is, each
area that appeared to be isolated from other sites (not contiguous) in so far as tree damage was concerned, within the urban limits. The procedure
involved making an ocular estimate of the
damage, mainly from the public the damage procedures observed,
while Table assessment.
2 shows a For each
summary of the results of the actual damage type, the estimates are shown
damage in 10 percent
show some shows the
of the damages observed.
The caption of each photograph also
where the photograph was taken.
Appendix II shows a section of the DOQQ
coverage of La Plata with the areas of damage denoted by the numbered polygons [See ADC Map 17, page 21].
For each location, draw ‘representative polygons’ (Estimate point coordinates of boundaries on map in relation to the actual position on the ground).
For each polygon, estimate percent (%) of area damaged in terms of the following ranges:
Summary of the Damage Procedures Observed.
0 – 25%,
Cracks and Seams
Loss of Apical Dominance
Damage Types Assessed
Uprooting of Trees