The National Weather Service has confirmed that the damaging storms that tore through portions of Prince George's and Charles counties on Sunday were small tornadoes.

Both struck between 2 and 3 p.m.

The Weather Service said the first apparently touched down just south of Waldorf, then headed north, damaging roofs and bringing down tree branches.

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The Prince George's County Fire Department said one of its firefighters working in Chillum saw what may have been the second tornado. The twister tore off part of the roof of the George E. Peters Adventist School in Hyattsville.

Students will not be able to attend the school for at least the next few days. Trailers in the parking lot were blown over by the winds, and a nearby church also was damaged by debris from the school.

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