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County Executive Owens Fully Activates Emergency Operation Center

Heaviest Rain Expected to Start around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday

Annapolis, MD (June 27, 2006) - Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced the Anne Arundel County Emergency Operation Center is now fully activated.

“After speaking with the National Weather Service, we concluded that we needed to fully activate our EOC, and at the same time continue the voluntary evacuations in the Brock Bridge area of Maryland City,” said County Executive Owens.

The National Weather Service is saying the moisture from a tropical disturbance, now off the Coast of North Carolina, will move over Anne Arundel County by 9:00 pm tonight and will drop 3-4 inches of additional rain. The storm will also produce gusty winds, lightening and possible tornadoes.

The County Executive is urging all residents in the communities of Brock Bridge Estates, Parkway Village Mobile Home Park, and individual homes in the low-lying areas of Brock Bridge Road to voluntarily go to the Maryland City Fire Station Number 27. The location of the shelter is 3498 Fort Meade Road, Laurel Maryland, 20207.

County police have been going door-to-door to alert those families affected by the voluntary evacuation.

Residents County-wide are reminded that a Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday.

For more information on evacuation areas and coastal flooding, contact the Office of Emergency Management at (410) 222-8040.

 

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