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County Executive Leopold Holds Briefing on Preparation Efforts for Arrival of Hurricane Irene

Annapolis, MD - County Executive John R. Leopold will meet with officials from the Office of Emergency Management today to discuss preparations for a potential hurricane event this weekend and brief the public on how to get ready.

According to the latest forecast data from the National Weather Service, the hurricane track has moved 30 miles to the west and is still due to be offshore at this time. Although it is still early, the new forecast calls for 2 inches to 4 inches of rain with wind gusts up to 55 mph. Tidal flooding is still not predicted to be an issue at this time.

In 2003 as a result of Hurricane Isabel, almost 200,000 people lost power in Anne Arundel County and more than 570 homes became uninhabitable due to flooding.

Who: County Executive Leopold
Emergency Management Director Capt. Eric Hodge
Representatives from all agencies
What: Hurricane Irene Briefing

When: Thursday, August 25 Noon
Where: Emergency Operations Center
7480 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

(410) 222-0600


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