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Mayor Urges Residents to Prepare for Severe Weather

Annapolis, MD (6-12-13) Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is urging residents to prepare for possible severe weather on Thursday.

The National Weather Service is calling for strong thunderstorms and the possibility of damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall with localized flash flooding threats tomorrow. The peak time for the severe weather threat on Thursday is from noon to 6 p.m.  Downed trees and power outages are also possible.

This is a developing event and it should be taken seriously. Residents should:

  •  Keep up to date on the approaching storm by listening to television and radio reports
  • Avoid travel during peak times of storm
  • Be prepared to take shelter if a Tornado Warning is issued
If a Tornado Warning is issued:
  • Seek shelter in a central area on the lowest floor of a building
  • Leave vehicles and mobile homes at once.  Seek shelter in a nearby building
  • Never attempt to outrun a tornado

The City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Preparedness & Risk Management continues to monitor the storm. All updates and new information will be posted on the City website at