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Storm Brings Flood of Emergency Calls to Harford County First Responders

Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association reported the storms hit the county from top to bottom.

(Credit: Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association)
(Credit: Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association)
When storms whipped up the Interstate 95 corridor Monday evening, first responders received many calls for service but reported that preliminarily, it appeared there wasn't any significant damage.

Many lost power and some roads were flooded. As of 10 p.m., more than 2,500 BGE customers in Harford County were experiencing outages. Harford County Emergency Management reported that there were seven roads closed as of 10 p.m. Monday due to the weather. US 1 at MD Route 152 was closed at 8:25 p.m. from high water, according to state transportation officials.

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According to the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association, there were multiple calls for fire and emergency medical services, from lightning strikes to wires down, during the period when Harford County was under a tornado warning Monday evening. The warning expired at 6:30 p.m.

The emergency calls spanned the entire county, from Fallston to Havre de Grace, according to the association. The Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company reported receiving several calls for residences struck by lightning.

Despite the influx of incidents, there was no serious damage, the association reported. Officials reminded drivers to avoid standing water and to heed barricades. "Your vehicle will never be stronger than moving water," Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association officials said.

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