ANNAPOLIS, Md (WJZ) — Isaias has been downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane, but it’ll still impact Maryland, bring more than four inches of rain to some parts of the state.
Maryland Emergency Management Agency activated its pre-landfall planning team last week in order to prepare for any hazards Tropical Storm Isaias may bring should it begin tracking toward Maryland.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Searching For 2 Missing Children, 14- and 3-Years-Old
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.@MDMEMA has activated the State's pre-landfall planning team in order to prepare for any hazards from (now) Hurricane Isaias.
— Chas Eby (@chas_eby) July 31, 2020
The agency is urging Marylanders to prepare for potential impacts ahead of the storm by preparing a supply kit and knowing whether they live in an evacuation zone.
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In addition, the Coast Guard has set ports in Maryland and Virginia at Port Condition Whiskey due to the storm’s pending arrival. Ports will remain open, though all large ocean vessels and barges will need to report within 24 hours whether they plan to stay in the port or leave ahead of the storm.
Isaias continues to bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds over the northwestern Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions are close to the east coast of Florida.
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