Governor Larry Hogan has announced a state of emergency in the state or Maryland, days ahead of potential impact from Hurricane Florence. The Hurricane is currently a Category 4 hurricane and reportedly gaining strength, according to the National Hurricane Center. Winds could get up to a maximum of 130 MPH.
Virginia has already issued a state of emergency.
“The Governor declares a State of Emergency when he/she believes a disaster has occurred or may be imminent that is severe enough to require State aid to supplement local resources in preventing or alleviating damages, loss, hardship or suffering. This declaration authorizes the Governor to speed State agency assistance to communities in need. It enables him to make resources immediately available to rescue, evacuate, shelter, provide essential commodities (i.e., heating fuel, food etc.) and quell disturbances in affected localities.It may also position the State to seek federal assistance when the scope of the event exceeds the State’s resources.”
Source: Fox 5 DC
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