Gov. Hogan declares state of emergency for Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 02, 2016

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency for the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland ahead of expected impact from Tropical Storm Hermine.

Hogan signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties starting Friday.

Heavy rain, strong winds and a potential for flooding were cited as reasons for the order.

“While the path of Tropical Storm Hermine remains uncertain, this state of emergency will ensure that resources and support are readily available if flooding and other damage does occur,” Gov. Hogan said in a release. “I strongly encourage Marylanders to pay close attention to this storm system and, if appropriate, to start preparing for potential flooding or any other possible hazards.”

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