- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - The heavy wind gusts that hit the Baltimore area over the weekend led to the collapse of several vacant and abandoned buildings.

Baltimore Housing spokeswoman Tania Baker says the organization suspects wind is the principal cause of damage to the buildings.

Winds as high as 62 miles per hour hit the area Saturday and Sunday, causing power outages and dangerous conditions for drivers.

Workers with the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development demolished two buildings that had been damaged. Four other properties were condemned by city building inspectors, but didn’t require emergency demolition.

The Baltimore Fire Department says there were no entrapments or injuries at any of the buildings.


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