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Annapolis preparing for potential impact from Hurricane Florence

Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 12, 2018

City officials in Annapolis say the possibility of a wet remainder of the week is for the birds. 

Top ranking personnel sat in on an emergency management briefing on Hurricane Florence's pending arrival. 

“Pretty good news for Maryland and the city of Annapolis — so that means that it’s going to lessen the impact that it’s going to have on the city of Annapolis. However, we’re not out of the woods yet," Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Simmons said. 

As the latest models show Florence impacting the Carolina coastline the hardest, those in the city are still bracing for potential effects that could damage parts of the area. 

Mayor Gavin Buckley, part of a thorough presentation on what each agency is expected to do should the storm hit Annapolis. 

"We can never take this for granted. We've all seen what happened with Isabel and that is the biggest fear, I think, for most of us. You know what's the tidal surge going to do to the city. So obviously you know we've been handing out sandbags. We're preparing for the worst, but we're confident that with you guys here, we're going to handle this the best way we can," Buckley said. 

Which includes canceling several upcoming weekend events in the city for participant safety. 

Leaders say while the may be little impact, it's best to be prepared.