Md. Gov. Declares Limited State of Emergency for Pair of Counties Impacted by Storms

July 15, 2004

Due to recent storms and severe flooding in Cecil and Harford counties that threatened lives and property, Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, Jr., has declared a Limited State of Emergency in those counties.

The declaration brings necessary elements of the Maryland National Guard to State activation, and mobilizes other State resources to assist citizens in those counties in coping with the impacts from this storm. These resources will be coordinated through the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) in Reisterstown.

“Monday’s floods severely damaged roads, buildings and other public and private property,” the Governor said. “A limited state of emergency is the best course of action to assist the citizens of Cecil and Harford counties and make State resources available to them.”

In addition to activating the Maryland National Guard and tasking other state departments and agencies to assist, the declaration is a necessary first step for any possible future request for federal assistance.

The governments of Harford and Cecil Counties have requested State assistance.

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