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UPDATED: Hurricane-Related Cancellations, Sale in Havre de Grace

Hurricane Sandy impacts weekend activities in the city on the Chesapeake.

With Hurricane Sandy nearing Maryland, Harford County is urging businesses to get ready. Gale-force winds are anticipated Sunday, leading to "significant tree damage," according to the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Sandy will approach the mid-Atlantic Monday night, according to a National Weather Service advisory issued at 2 a.m. Sunday. A high wind watch is in effect Sunday night through Tuesday in Harford County and much of Maryland.

“With high winds, driving rain and possible localized flooding, business operations may be jeopardized as a result of this storm," said Harford County Executive Craig, who declared a countywide state of emergency.

“Our business community...should take immediate steps to prepare for the potential onslaught of Hurricane Sandy," Craig said. 

In Havre de Grace, the following organizations have cancelled activities.

  • Funfest at Tydings Park is cancelled; it was scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • The Maritime Museum will be closed Sunday, Oct. 28, citing inclement weather.
  • The Lantern Queen cancelled Sunday's reunion cruise for Bel Air High School's class of 1965.

One business is seizing the opportunity, through a "hurricane sale."

  • Flicker Scents is having a buy one, get one half off sale on candles. "Just in case of that power outage, make sure you have plenty of candles," Flicker Scents of Havre De Grace posted on Facebook.

The Halloween parade in Havre de Grace was still on for Tuesday, Oct. 30. If it rains, the parade will be at Havre de Grace High School at 6:30 p.m.

Do you know of other hurricane-related schedule changes? Add them in the comments.

See Related:

  • Havre de Grace Prepares for Hurricane Sandy
  • Craig Declares State of Emergency for Harford County
  • O'Malley Declares State of Emergency for Maryland
  • Harford County to Residents: Take 'Major Storm' Seriously
Barbara Snyder October 28, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Do schools have to close during a state of emergency? If so, why hasn't HArford COunty called?

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