Emergency Response, Government, Science

Officials preparing for potential localized flooding from Hurricane Florence

Although the current projected track of Hurricane Florence would appear to take the storm south of the Baltimore area, County Executive Don Mohler and his top public safety and public health team gathered at Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine this morning to advise residents to stay alert to possible changes and prepare in case of localized coastal and inland …


Emergency Response, Government, Science

Emergency Management, MDOT prepare for Hurricane Florence

Baltimore County Emergency Management officials are preparing for Hurricane Florence to bring heavy rains and serious inland and/or coastal flooding to the Baltimore area. The potential for flooding and for trees to topple and bring down power lines is greater because the ground is already saturated from months of above-average rainfall. Residents should prepare now to get along for seven days without power, …


Governor Hogan declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Florence

Governor Larry Hogan has signed an Executive declaring a state of emergency for the state of Maryland beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 ahead of the landfall of Hurricane Florence. The executive order will allow state officials to more efficiently coordinate support and provide assistance to local jurisdictions within Maryland and neighboring states. “At this time, there is still some uncertainty …

Hurricane Florence projected path could bring storm surge to Maryland

Marylanders were already beginning to prepare on Monday as Hurricane Florence rapidly strengthened to a strong, category 4 storm. Forecasters say the powerful hurricane will likely make a direct hit on the East Coast. As of Monday morning, forecasters were predicting that Hurricane Florence would make landfall in North Carolina by Thursday. The storm could then “stall out” which could mean …

Governor Hogan announces statewide flood response efforts

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan has directed Maryland state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed following Sunday’s severe weather, which included extensive and persistent rain, major flooding, and power outages in multiple locations throughout the state. Ellicott City in Howard County was particularly devastated by this weather event, which also included significant flooding in …

Baltimore County officials assess flood damage following Sunday’s storms

Baltimore County officials and fire crews are assessing damage from Sunday’s severe storms, which caused catastrophic flooding in some parts of the state. In Baltimore County, Catonsville and Dundalk were hardest hit. Catonsville received more than 10 inches of rainfall – more than nearby Ellicott City in Howard County, which was devastated by flash floods for the second time in …