The Amazon warehouse located in Maryland collapsed as the tornado hit the city which killed two men this Friday, the officials told. The Fire Department of Baltimore identified those two men named Andrew Lindsay, age 54 and Espana Argote. The weather service confirmed that the EF-1 type tornado touched the Baltimore county and Baltimore city on Friday, 9:42pm before travelling about 2.5 Miles. This tornado was expected to have heavy winds up to 105mph with a 150 Yards maximum width, says the NWS. This was first most fatal tornado after 16 Years in Maryland, reported the WJZ-TV. The damage caused was severe where this tornado actually touched down which blow away many trucks & uprooted big trees. The roof of Amazon facility was blown away and the 50feet wall of concrete collapsed, killing those two people inside the building.
During a conference with FOX Baltimore, a spokesperson of Amazon said that the people died were the third party contract workers and not the employees of Amazon. No other individual was injured while the tornado hit the region, says the reports. Safety of the employees and our contractors is the top priority of Amazon and the building will remain close until it gets recovered, said the statement. The company said that it has received very response by the emergency services which helped them to withstand such huge damage. The prayers and thoughts will go out for the families those have been impacted due to such a devastating and tragic event this Friday evening. The Weather Service has already warned the people about the thunderstorm going to be happened in this area, which will produce very gusty winds & heavy rains. All the people located in those areas are requested to be in their homes. Until the warehouse doesn’t get normal, the employees are requested to stay at their place.