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Governor Hogan issues State of Emergency

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 23:25:31-05

Governor Larry Hogan has declared a State of Emergency for Winter Storm Riley, allowing the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance to local jurisdictions.

As dangerous conditions could continue throughout Saturday, Governor Hogan asks Marylanders to use their best judgment . “I want to caution all Marylanders that these dangerously strong winds will continue this evening and into tomorrow. We are continuing to see a number of serious accidents on bridges and roadways, and power outages throughout the state,” said Governor Hogan. “Please use common sense, heed all warnings, and stay inside and off the roads if possible.”

State agencies have been given instructions to stand by and be ready to respond to the effects of this storm, including the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).

For more information, residents can also go to MEMA’s website at mema.maryland.gov [links.govdelivery.com], follow MEMA’s Twitter feed at @MDMEMA, or follow MEMA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MDMEMA [links.govdelivery.com]

For the latest updates on this winter storm, stay with the station that is working for you, ABC2