just saw that this happened in my neck of the woods last night…I don’t think I got a gust anywhere close to 88 but maybe 50
Tonight we want to recognize the heroic actions of Marine Emergency Team 26 .
Just prior to this evenings storm, a distress call was recieved for a vessel stranded on the rocks at the Craighill Channel Upper Range Light. Marine Emergency Team 21 and Marine Emergency Team 26 responded. Marine unit 269 from MET 26 faced grave conditions including a reported water spout or possible tornado within a few hundred feet of their vessel. After rapidly extricating the stranded persons from the rocks around the lighthouse, MU269 advised they were unable to get into the marina. MU 269 had to ride out the storm in extremely high winds that toppled sea containers at the nearby Dundalk Marine Terminal. Segirt cranes at the terminal reported wind gusts up to 88mph.
After the incident Marine unit 217 and 219 from MET 21 remained with their vessels until all other units reported they were safe and back on land.