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Emergency Management to hold Facebook LIVE broadcast about Hurricane Florence

Will answer questions from public

Annapolis, MD (September 10, 2018) – Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management Director Kevin Aftung will hold a special question and answer session on Facebook LIVESeptember 11, 2018 at 1 p.m.

 

Citizens will be able to ask questions and interact as Aftung provides the latest weather updates and information to be prepared.

 

“Information is key as we work to protect the public with a dangerous storm approaching,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “We want to take advantage of the days we have to get everyone ready for any significant event. Current forecasts are calling for potentially significant flooding, which could be coupled with power outages and closed roads. We are taking this storm very seriously.”

 

Residents can view the Anne Arundel County facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/myannearundel. They can also find our Citizens’ Guide to Emergencies on our website:https://www.aacounty.org/departments/office-of-emergency-management/forms-publications/citizens-guide.pdf

 

Here are some quick safety tips to remember:

 

-          Prepare an emergency kit in case you have to shelter in place at your home         or office

-          Listen to local radio for weather updates, as well as storm warnings and               watches

-          Never drive into standing water

-          Clear your gutters and downspouts

-          Remove loose items from your yard that can become projectiles

-          Keep cell phones charged

-          Have a three-day supply of water on hand

-          Obey orders to evacuate from federal, state and local agencies

-          Develop a plan for elderly individuals and pets

-          Have a supply of medications on hand

-          Make sure gas tanks are at least half full

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