Saturday, October 27, 2012
If the "Frankenstorm" turns west at the Chesapeake Bay, storm surges would rise.
Residents along the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland are hoping the Frankenstorm starts its trick-or-treating to the east—and stays there. A westerly turn for the storm could prove catostrophic, as the counterclockwise rotation of Hurricane Sandy would pull water into the Bay, creating destructive storm surges for the waterfront communities. But if the storm stays to the east—as projection models early Saturday are beginning to favor—the Bay communities could be spared, while ocean-front communities along the East Coast could be hammered. » Follow Maryland Patch on Facebook for constant statewide updates on the Frankenstorm. In many early models, Havre de Grace would be under the eye of the storm at some point or another. "It looks right now …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy could have a significant impact on Harford County and all of Maryland.
Harford County is taking an active approach to warning residents about the impending impact of Hurricane Sandy. The "Frankenstorm" is slated to hit the East Coast sometime between Sunday and Tuesday. The following "hurricane warning message" was delivered to Harford County residents by Emergency Manager Rick Ayers Friday morning: "I want to emphasize the potential for a very dangerous situation for Harford County. The main impact for our county will be Sunday night through Tuesday, when we could have sustained tropical storm force winds and hurricane gusts of 80 mph. The potential for major flooding along the coast and inland is also a concern, with rain amounts expected between 6 and 12 inches and higher in some areas. "The possibility of…
Stay connected through the storm via Havre de Grace Patch.
As we hunker down to ride out Hurricane Sandy, we want to make sure that Havre de Grace stays connected. For live updates during the storm, be sure to download our App for your smartphone or tablet and 'like' Havre de Grace Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. As you send us messages through social media and email, we’ll make sure the information is added here to this story in the comments and on the map found above. If you notice wires down or a tree across the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can comment right on this story to make sure readers know what’s going on in your neighborhood. Other Twitter accounts you may want to follow: We will have a live chatroom via …
Fire & EMS officials urge residents to begin planning for potential power outages and more.
With Hurricane Sandy moving toward the East Coast of the United States, Harford County officials alerted citizens to get ready. “The more we learn about Sandy, we now know it will impact us…” the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association posted on Facebook Thursday evening. Hurricane Sandy was dumping rains through the Bahamas as of 8 p.m. Thursday, with the potential for 20 inches of rainfall in isolated areas, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. “Sandy is expected to grow larger in size during the next few days,” according to the National Weather Service report. Squalls with tropical storm force winds were hitting southeastern Florida Thursday night, according to preliminary weather service reports, and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Forecasts say the storm may hit the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week.
Harford County officials are closely monitoring the trajectory of Hurricane Sandy, which was churning in the Caribbean Thursday morning and could impact the mid-Atlantic region early next week. The storm—currently a hurricane after strengthening Wednesday—may make landfall in Florida Friday, forecasts said. The same forecasts indicated the storm is tracking to strike between the mid-Atlantic and New England Monday or Tuesday. Harford County hasn't felt the tropical storm season in 2012 as much as it did in 2011, but officials countywide are preparing for the first big storm of the season. » Follow @AberdeenMDPatch @BelAirPatch @HavreGracePatch and @HarfordCoPatch on Twitter for breaking news updates. Harford County Emergency Operations …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ann Marie DeSimone and Archie Vann Bassett weren't about to let a little wind and rain stand in the way of their wedding.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nick Gestido
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Despite the wind and rain preceeding the arrival of Hurricane Irene's nasty center, Ann Marie DeSimone and Archie Vann Bassett were determined to stick to their year-long plan of an Aug. 27 wedding. And that's just what they did in Parkville on Saturday when the happy couple said "I do" in St. Ursula's Catholic church outside Baltimore. DeSimone, a 29-year-old Parkville native who works in advertising, wed 33-year-old Vann Bassett at 2:30 p.m., just as the edge of Hurricane Irene began to dampen the region. After a bevy of photos were taken, the newlyweds were heading over to their 5 p.m. reception at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel in Towson. They were not about to cancel the party. "If the lights go out—and power—we've got candles on…
Baltimore County and City and seven other counties are affected by declaration.
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Maryland Saturday afternoon as the first rain bands of Hurricane Irene reached the Baltimore metropolitan area. The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the state. Baltimore, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester and Baltimore City are affected by the declaration, which brings with it federal money to help pay for local responses to the storm.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Clearing gutters and unclogging drains goes a long way to prevent basement flooding.
A few minutes of preparation could save you hours of removing water from your basement and thousands of dollars in damages. Todd Coleman, president of Basement Waterproofing Tech in Perry Hall, spoke with Patch on the eve of Hurricane Irene's expected rampage through Maryland. His advice to homeowners was simple: prevent basement flooding before the storms strike. "Some people, no matter what you tell them, they won't do anything until the eleventh hour and by then it's too late," said Coleman, who has worked on basements throughout Maryland for the past 15 years. He offered several tips for homeowners to prevent flooding and quickly remove water if it seeps in. Before heavy rain or storms: If flooding occurs: Basement Waterproofing Tech …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Here are some guidelines for keeping safe in case the hurricane affects the D.C./Baltimore area, including advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Baltimore County Office of Emergency Management in Towson.
The rain we're experiencing today has nothing to do with Hurricane Irene, a category three hurricane, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Ocean City, MD, officials have ordered an emergency evacuation by midnight of the resort town. Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency. Irene could hit the Baltimore area as a tropical storm on Sunday. To find out where Irene is now, and get details about the storm, visit the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center. As of 8 a.m. today, Irene's probable path could touch the southern tip of the Virginia coast, as well as Maryland's Eastern Shore, on Sunday as a hurricane, according to the website. At 2 p.m., that storm is expected to hit in and near Maryland at …