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Posted at 5:23 PM ET, 03/10/2011

O'Malley declares state of emergency

By Aaron C. Davis

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) has declared a state of emergency to help local jurisdictions respond to heavy rains and projections for moderate to heavy flooding.

The declaration allows the Maryland National Guard to activate service members and readies the state's emergency operation centers to deploy resources if and when local police and county departments become overwhelmed.

“I have ordered state emergency personnel and resources to be available statewide as we safeguard Maryland against the effects of this heavy rain," O’Malley said in a statement. "I ask Marylanders to monitor their local news outlets in the coming days for further information.”

By Aaron C. Davis  | March 10, 2011; 5:23 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Weather  
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