[Greater-baltimore] FW: AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
Melissa Ann Riccobono
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Fri Oct 26 19:27:27 UTC 2012
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From: Maryland Department of Disabilities
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Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 1:32 PM
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Subject: AS HURRICANE SANDY APPROACHES GOVERNOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
GOVERNOR O'MALLEY SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING STATE OF EMERGENCY IN
Hurricane Sandy could bring heavy rains, flooding and possible power
Awareness, Preparedness and Caution are Strongly Encouraged
ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 26, 2012) - Governor Martin O'Malley this morning
signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all Maryland
counties as the State continues to monitor Hurricane Sandy and its potential
impact. The declaration gives the state flexibility to activate the Maryland
National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers.
"As Hurricane Sandy makes its way north, I urge all Maryland residents to
prepare for extreme weather," said Governor O'Malley. "I urge all
Marylanders to review their family emergency plans, make sure their
emergency supplies like batteries and water are fully stocked and to stay
If the storm hits Maryland, it is expected to move slowly and could bring as
much as 48 hours of heavy rain and strong winds. Potential issues could be
stream and tidal flooding, trees falling due to the combination of wind and
wet ground, and power outages caused by winds and falling trees. Ocean City
and Assateague Island likely will see higher than normal waves, even if the
storm does not make landfall in the Maryland area, and forecasters are
predicting that Garrett County and adjacent parts of Allegany could receive
a heavy wet snow as a cold front clashes with the western fringe of the
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Marylanders to be
prepared and use caution as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Motorists are urged
to check news, weather and traffic reports before traveling. Flooding may
cause the potential for road closures, downed trees or power lines.
Maryland residents are reminded to make plans now to deal with the possible
effects of the storm and follow weather forecasts over the next several days
to learn more about the possible path of Hurricane Sandy. Activities to
* Prepare for possible power outages lasting several hours or even
* Realize that the daytime temperatures are expected to be about 20
degrees cooler after the storm. If the power goes out, make sure you have
extra blankets and appropriate clothing to deal with cooler temperatures if
you power is out.
* If using a generator, make sure it is not in a basement or garage
and make sure it is located a safe distance from any door, windows or
* Make sure cell phones and other electronic devices are fully
charged. Consider purchasing a car charger if you don't already have one.
* Secure any loose items such as yard furniture and grills outside of
* Make sure you have a disaster supply kit with water, non-perishable
food, a change of clothes, extra medications and any special items you might
need for infants, children and pets.
* Have a battery-operated or crank powered radio available to follow
news and weather reports if the power goes out.
* Stores may be crowded on Sunday; consider stocking up on essentials
a day or two sooner.
* If you lose power, practice safe food handling. Several web sites
can provide appropriate information.
* If you are driving in or just after heavy rains and you see standing
water, do NOT drive through it. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.
For more information about hurricanes and Maryland's emergency preparedness,
visit the MEMA website
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additional information about preparing for a hurricane. The Center for
Disease Control and Prevention
ld8Gy7M-krWJ4tzYf-RLdyaaDCZ3NA==> (CDC) also offers a series of public
service announcement videos in American Sign Language (ASL) on emergency
preparedness topics, including Preparing for a Hurricane, Staying Safe after
the Storm and Clean-up suggestions for after the storm. To view the videos,
visit the CDC website.
To learn more, follow MEMA and MDOD on Twitter and Facebook!
Maryland Department of Disabilities
aharrison at mdod.state.md.us
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