Concertgoers react to severe storms that canceled Halsey’s concert

The National Weather Service is investigating whether two tornadoes touched down in Howard County on Wednesday. The county felt one of the strongest impacts from the storms, particularly those that packed the Merriweather Post Pavilion for a concert that was ultimately canceled hours after it started. There was a lot of disappointment and confusion. No one was injured, but some believe that communication about the storm, safety measures and the concert must have been much better. Music lovers, including Laura Reilly, shared their videos, showing how a concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion became a wash. About 13,000 people came to see Halsey. “We’re all drenched in the rain, it’s hot and it’s miserable,” Gabriella Loielo said in her video during the storms. “I just hear a wave of people behind me screaming and screaming because of the water and then I see the water rushing under my own feet and there’s a pile of fries and nachos and a pile of debris from the lawn,” Loielo said. Downpours wreaked havoc in other parts of Howard County. In Old Town Ellicott, street flooding reached approximately 6 inches of moving water on Main Street. The exterior emergency alert has activated. nothing happened,” said Main Street business owner Munir Ahmed. “The systems we put in place together worked as expected, especially in Ellicott City,” said Calvin Ball, director of Howard County. Along Cradle Rock Way in Columbia, crews cleared the debris. Ball said one tree fell on a house, another hit an apartment building. About the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Ball said he thought it was the kind of incident that caught people off guard. But viewers wonder why they were twice told the show would go on and then “My friends and I notice the bus Halsey’s tour starts from behind the stage,” Loielo said. Around 10 p.m., they learned that the tornado warning had been canceled, as had the show. On social media, Halsey sent messages saying that she wanted to play but it would have been so dangerous ows and many things were out of his control. “I really want to add that I’m beyond disappointed with how the venue handled everything tonight and my rescheduled date will be somewhere else. I hear you loud and clear, I promise,” Halsey said. A statement from the Merriweather Post Pavilion on Twitter reads in part: “The safety of fans, staff and performers and their team always comes first. The storm hit harder and lasted longer than expected. In the end , the decision has been made to cancel the show.” Viewers are encouraged to check for Ticketmaster emails for updates.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether two tornadoes touched down in Howard County on Wednesday.

The county felt one of the strongest impacts from the storms, particularly those that packed the Merriweather Post Pavilion for a concert that was ultimately canceled hours after it started.

There was a lot of disappointment and confusion. No one was injured, but some believe that communication about the storm, safety measures and the concert must have been much better.

Music lovers, including Laura Reilly, shared their videos, showing how a concert at the Merriweather Post Pavilion became a wash.

About 13,000 people came to see Halsey.

“We’re all drenched in the rain, it’s hot and it’s miserable,” Gabriella Loielo said in her video during the storms.

Heavy rain, lightning, thunder and tornado warning created tense times.

“I just hear a wave of people behind me screaming and screaming because of the water and then I see the water rushing under my own feet and there’s a pile of fries and nachos and a pile of debris from lawn,” Loielo said. .

Downpours wreaked havoc in other parts of Howard County. In Old Town Ellicott, street flooding reached approximately 6 inches of moving water on Main Street.

The exterior emergency audible alert has activated.

“It was scary when the siren went on and the water was everywhere, it was raining really badly. But thank God nothing happened,” said Munir Ahmed, a Main Street business owner .

“The systems we put in place together worked as expected, especially in Ellicott City,” said Howard County Executive Calvin Ball.

Along Cradle Rock Way in Columbia, crews cleared debris. Ball said one tree fell on a house, another hit an apartment building.

About the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Ball said he thought it was the kind of incident that caught people off guard. But viewers wonder why they were told twice the performance would go on, so

“My friends and I notice Halsey’s tour bus starting to pull away behind the stage,” Loielo said.

Around 10 p.m., they learned that the tornado warning had been canceled, as had the show. On social media, Halsey sent messages saying she wanted to perform but it would have been so dangerous and a lot of things were out of her control.

“I really want to add that I’m beyond disappointed with how the venue handled everything tonight and my rescheduled date will be somewhere else. I hear you loud and clear, I promise you that,” Halsey said.

A statement from Merriweather Post Pavilion on Twitter read in part: “The safety of fans, staff and performers and their team always comes first. The storm hit harder and lasted longer than expected. At the end of account, the decision has been made to cancel the show.”

Spectators are encouraged to check Ticketmaster emails for updates.

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