Storm damages Catoctin Preserve; no injuries
High winds have caused some damage at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, in Turmont, but the folks out there say all the animals - and people - have come through unharmed. Spokeswoman Susan Small reports:
"Strong winds turned animal shelters into kites! With the extreme stormy and windy conditions over the last 24 hours, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo had down branches and limbs in Thurmont, MD.
"The biggest tree lost was a 60 foot Tulip Poplar near the Sun Bear enclosure. Fortunately, none of the animals were injured and all of the exhibits were fine.
"To the shock of staff, however, the 60 foot Tulip Poplar tree fell directly on the front of a staff utility vehicle during it's daily rounds. The staff member driving the truck was fine, no injuries."
(PHOTOS: Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo)