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Anne Arundel County announces partial activation of Emergency Operations Center

Tropical Storm Isaias mostly spares Florida, could re-strengthen before reaching Carolinas
Posted at 6:28 PM, Aug 03, 2020

County Executive Steuart Pittman has announced a partial activation of the county’s Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday morning to prepare for the heavy rains and winds expected as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches the area.

According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical storm is forcasted to pass through Maryland on Tuesday morning. In response, the County Executive has directed the county’s Emergency Operations Center to partially activate at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to monitor the storm and to coordinate the county’s response.

“I ask all Anne Arundel County residents to take this storm seriously,” said County Executive Pittman. “Please be safe, and prepare now for what could be a dangerous day tomorrow. Secure outdoor furniture, prepare for possible power outages, and don’t travel tomorrow if you can avoid it. We have a strong team of first responders and emergency management professionals working to keep us safe. If you need assistance, contact the Office of Emergency Management at 410-222-0600.”

TTY users should call via Maryland 7-1-1.

Anne Arundel County is under a tropical storm warning from the National Weather Service. In addition, the county is under a flash flood watch from August 3, 11:00 p.m. until August 4, 11:00 p.m and a coastal flood watch from August 4, 6:00 a.m. until August 5, 12:00 a.m.