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County Executive Leopold Invites Public to Important Meeting - Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1st

Annapolis, MD (May 22, 2007) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold wants all residents to be aware of an important meeting taking place June 5th and get prepared for the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1st.

"We know that disasters can impact our county and our neighborhoods at any time," said County Executive Leopold. "Being prepared can save lives, property, and improve the recovery time."

The County Executive in partnership with the Citizen Corps Council encourages all residents to attend this year’s Community Disaster Preparedness meeting on June 5, 2007 from 7:00-9:00 pm. at the Anne Arundel Community College, Thomas E. Florestano Building, Room 101, Arnold, MD 21012.

This June 5th meeting will provide basic information needed to prepare for all kinds of possible disasters in your community. County staff that is knowledgeable about emergency preparedness will answer your questions about disaster planning for families, communities, and the county and region at large.

Each year Anne Arundel County faces many weather-related emergencies as well as a few man-made ones. Events such as Tropical Storm Isabel can cause major damage to our county and recovery can take years. Some events may be short-lived but still endanger our citizens. The February 2007 ice storm resulted in tens of thousands of power outages during freezing temperatures. Many residents lacked heat, water, and a means to receive public notices following the storm.

"I hope you will attend this important public meeting and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to attend," said Mr. Leopold.

For more information about the meeting, contact the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management at (410) 222-0600.


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