Governor O’Malley urges citizens to prepare for storms

Martin OMalley Rain Governor OMalley urges citizens to prepare for stormsGovernor Martin O’Malley on Thursday urged Marylanders to prepare for the approaching severe storms that could include thunderstorms, tornadoes and damaging hail.

“This storm has the potential to produce dangerous conditions and extensive power outages,” O’Malley said in a statement. “We are monitoring the situation closely. Marylanders should make sure that they take the necessary precautions and try to stay off the roads as much as possible. I also want to urge residents to check on the welfare of family members, friends or neighbors – especially those who are most vulnerable or ill.”

Earlier in the day, the State Emergency Operation Center moved to Level 2 status in advance of the storms’ approach.

The Governor is urging Maryland residents to:

  • Fully charge cell phones and other devices
  • Maintain a disaster supply kit with bottled water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, portable radio and flashlight toiletries, special needs items for infants, prescriptions, and a change of clothes and bedding
  • Have cash on hand in case ATM service is interrupted
  • Have a plan that includes where to meet family members if your home is not safe
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