Track Change for Hurricane Florence
Currently the track for Hurricane Florence has changed favorably for Anne Arundel County, and will be tracking further south. The County and residents still need to remain vigilant, as this is a large and powerful storm. The National Weather Service is now predicted a total of approximately 1 inch of rain by Sunday, and very little wind, with moderate tidal surge.
The Office of Emergency Management will continue to monitor as everything is subject to change if the track shifts. We encourage you to continue to prepare your families for potential flooding and remember the dangers of flood waters:
If a flood warning goes into effect, it is essential to follow your emergency plan and not react impulsively. Remain in an elevated, dry, safe place for the entirety of the flood. Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood water. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
Remember to stay off bridges over fast-moving waterFor more information on preparedness view our Citizen’s Guide to Emergencies – What to do During an Emergency.