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Governor Hogan Provides Update on Statewide Response to Tropical Storm Isaias

August 4th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today provided an update on statewide response efforts as Tropical Storm Isaias continues to move through the region. Numerous road and bridge closures are impacting multiple jurisdictions and more than 60,000 power outages have been reported statewide. There are flash flood, tropical storm, and tornado watches or warnings in effect for multiple jurisdictions throughout Maryland.

“I have just received an update from our state’s emergency managers, and members of my Cabinet and security team on the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias,” said Governor Hogan. “At my direction, the state has activated all available resources to respond, and our team will continue to monitor the storm’s path. We urge Marylanders to heed all warnings, avoid travel if possible, and use common sense.”

As of 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center reported that the center of Isaias was moving rapidly across Eastern Maryland, approximately 20 miles south of Fredericktown. The storm is expected to continue to impact Maryland through Tuesday evening. Several local jurisdictions are reporting confirmed tornadic activity, including the lower Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland. Additional flooding, 3-6 inches of heavy rain, tidal surge, and wind damage from tropical storm force winds are anticipated. 

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