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BREAKING: Allegany County Declares State Of Emergency In Advance Of Florence

September 10th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

Allegany County Emergency Services Director Dick DeVore tells WCBC News that Allegany County has declared a State of Emergency in advance of possible heavy rain and flooding from Hurricane Florence, which is threatening the North Carolina coast.

DeVore says the declaration is a proactive move to position assets and advise residents of the threat of potentially devastating flooding.

The storm is expected to make landfall Thursday night into Friday morning in North Carolina and may move very slowly, or stall, as it moves inland.

DeVore issued the following statement:

"Allegany County has declared a local State of Emergency in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Florence. The State of Emergency is a tool utilized by Government to request additional resources and to pave the way to request Federal funding in the event Maryland receives a Presidential Declaration. Without knowing the impact of the storm this is a proactive measure to ensure the needs of our citizens our met.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Take care and stay safe."

Further information will be available as the track of the storm becomes apparent.


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