“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