Governor Hogan authorizes Maryland HART team to assist with hurricane recovery

Posted at 5:59 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 17:59:35-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan has authorized the deployment of members of the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team to North Carolina to assist in potential rescues from the effects of Hurricane Dorian.

As the storm continues its movement, Governor Hogan has been in contact with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to offer support and needed assistance.

Hogan is urging Maryland residents to prepare for strong winds and flooding as the National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Dorchester, St. Mary's, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

"As we continue to track Hurricane Dorian, we are committed to providing needed resources and assistance to our neighbors to the south, while taking every precaution ahead of the storm's potential impact on the Lower Shore and St. Mary's County," said Governor Hogan. “I urge Marylanders to stay tuned to your local news stations for updates, heed warnings from state and local authorities, and most importantly, use common sense.”