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Governor Moore Signs State of Preparedness Declaration Ahead of Upcoming Heatwave

Governor Wes Moore this morning signed a State of Preparedness declaration ahead of a potentially hazardous heat wave with dangerously high temperatures for much of Maryland. According to the National Weather Service, record high temperatures are expected Friday through Sunday, with increasing humidity during that time, which requires heightened awareness and preparedness from Marylanders and those visiting our State. “The health and safety of Marylanders is our top priority. By declaring a State of Preparedness, I am directing the Department of Emergency Management to coordinate the comprehensive preparation of State government ahead of potential impacts because of the extreme heat and humidity,” said Gov. Moore. “Please remain vigilant, stay hydrated, and remain in cool locations as much as possible, and please check on vulnerable family members and friends.” In November, Governor Moore signed an executive order establishing a State of Preparedness, which enhanced the state’s ability to respond swiftly and effectively to potential hazards and threats in advance of an actual disaster. The order directs the Department of Emergency Management to coordinate the comprehensive preparation of state government ahead of potential impacts from hazards or threats, providing a vital layer of protection for Marylanders without necessitating a State of Emergency. According to the National Weather […]

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