Governor Larry Hogan Declares State of Emergency

Maryland Governor
States
This post was originally published on this site

Order Issued in Response to Heavy Rain, Extreme Flooding in Ellicott City and Areas Across Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.14 declaring a State of Emergency in response to heavy rain and severe flooding in Ellicott City, Md. and areas across the state. The executive order will allow the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance to local jurisdictions experiencing flooding conditions.

“Less than two years ago, the citizens of Howard County and Ellicott City went through a horrific ordeal, and sadly, they are facing a similar emergency today,” said Governor Hogan. “Our administration is closely monitoring the situation and working in partnership with local officials, including Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, to respond to this extreme weather as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

“The immediate focus is ensuring everyone is safe and secure. The state will continue to provide all available resources to assist Howard County with their response to this extremely dangerous and ongoing situation. I strongly urge all Marylanders to monitor the weather, heed all warnings, and avoid the affected areas.”

The governor announced the emergency declaration while receiving a briefing on the situation from state and local emergency management personnel in Ellicott City, where he was joined by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, County Executive Kittleman, Maryland State Police Superintendent William Pallozzi, and MEMA Executive Director Russ Strickland, as well as local elected officials. The governor had previously directed MEMA to raise the state’s Response Activation Level and send personnel to Howard County, and multiple state agencies are engaged in providing assistance to impacted areas.

Those affected by the storm who are in need of non-emergency assistance can call Howard County Police Department at 410-313-2200.

To read the executive order, click here.

-###-

Dept of State - Press Briefings
States
Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on May 2018 Unemployment Rate

This post was originally published on this siteCOLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the May 2018 unemployment rate dropping to 4.0 percent from 4.2 percent in April. May’s unemployment rate marks the lowest seasonally adjusted rate since December of 2000. “South Carolina just …

Dept of State - Press Briefings
States
Top 40 Scratch-Offs – June 8, 2018

This post was originally published on this site » Back to Sn@pshots Lottery News Top 40 Scratch-Offs – June 8, 2018 Monday, June 18th, 2018 Not sure what game is right for you? Visit our scratch-off page. Once you’re there you can SELECT, COMPARE, VIEW AND SHARE your favorite games. Check …

Dept of State - Press Briefings
States
Paddle at a West Virginia state park on National Canoe Day June 26

This post was originally published on this siteWV DNR News Release 5 L E G E N D1 – General News2 – Hunting News3 – Fishing News4 – Law Enforcement News5 – Parks News Paddle at a West Virginia state park on National Canoe Day June 26 BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — …