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Garrett County Emergency Management Promotes Hurricane Awareness

Last Updated on Jun 5, 2015 at 10:14am | Economic Development
Garrett County Emergency Management is teaming up with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service to promote hurricane awareness and preparedness.
The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November. Most hurricane-like weather is seen in mid-August and late October. Garrett County is at risk for strong winds, heavy rain, inland flooding and other severe weather. Residents can be ready by ensuring that they know how to get a warning, have a plan and practice safety tips.
“Safety during any type of severe weather event is key,” said John Frank, Director of Garrett County Emergency Management. “Before a storm, familiarize yourself with hurricane evacuation routes in your area and know how to find higher ground. Flooding and debris from strong winds are often the deadly and destructive results of a hurricane. Stay tuned to radio and TV stations for official weather information and be sure to follow instructions and advice given by emergency officials.”
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