From Harford County government:
At this time, Harford County is monitoring Hurricane Joaquin very closely. It’s impacts if any will most likely be Sunday or Monday. I will keep everyone up-to-date as the system gets closer; however, it’s never to early to prepare for your family. In the meantime, Harford County should expect heavy rain ahead of the hurricane, especially, Friday and Saturday and the ground is already saturated from the rain last night. Therefore, the threat of flash flooding is a possibility and it’s a good time to remind our motorists not to drive through high water. The NWS also expect wind gusts on Friday and Saturday around 30 MPH. As a reminder, if you want your family to receive our emergency phones calls, please go to www.harfordpublicsafety.org and click on “SIGN-UP NOW.” Thank You and Be Safe!
From Harford County Councilman “Capt’n” Jim McMahan:
SPECIAL WEATHER ALERT
From now 9/30/15 until Saturday Harford County and the surrounding area is under a flash flood watch. The National Wx Service has predicted the potential of 5 to 10 inches of rainfall during that period. If you are in an area prone to flooding make arrangements to safeguard your family, animals and valuables NOW. This warning is NOT due to the hurricane. This warning is because of a separate weather system.