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Harford Co. Executive declares State of Emergency

Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-03 14:23:25-05

Strong winds tore through the state on Friday, leaving residents with downed trees and no power. 

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman declared a local state of emergency at 10 p.m. on Friday following these devastating storms. 

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Glassman said the state of emergency is due to the widespread power outages, downed trees, and hazardous travel conditions caused by damaging winds from Winter Storm Riley.

This action follows a state of emergency declared by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

SEE ALSO: Governor Hogan issues State of Emergency

“As Winter Storm Riley continues to impact Harford County, I urge our citizens to stay off the roads and stay inside if possible,” County Executive Glassman said. “Our Emergency Operations Center remains activated with dedicated staff and first responders working around the clock to assist citizens throughout the storm.”

The state of emergency will allow county residents to apply for federal funds to help with storm-related expenses.