Harford County Public Schools, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford Community College, Harford County government offices are closed Monday, as are the municipal governments of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and the Circuit and District courts in Bel Air.
All of the above will be closed Tuesday, Harford County Executive David Craig announced shortly before 10:30 a.m. Monday.
"The Aberdeen Proving Ground has advised they too will be closed on Tuesday," Craig said in a news release.
"The worst of the storm will most likely impact Harford County during the next 24 hours, therefore we are closing government with exception of emergency and critical personnel as we work to mitigate this serious threat to public safety," Craig said.
As was the case Monday, the school system said its employees will be on Code Green Tuesday.
There is no Harford Transit Service Monday or Tuesday, and public libraries, senior and community centers and the county waste disposal center will likewise be closed both days.
Early voting was canceled Monday at the McFaul Activity Center in Bel Air, and the State Board of Elections announced Monday afternoon that early voting would also be canceled Tuesday. Early voting was to be extended through Friday.
State of Emergency
The county and state remain under a State of Emergency. A federal State of Emergency covering Maryland and several other states has been declared by President Obama.
On Sunday, county government officials advised residents of low lying areas of Havre de Grace and other parts of the county to consider voluntarily evacuation of their homes.
A public shelter was opened Sunday evening at Patterson Mill High School in Bel Air for people needing temporary housing and will remain open during the storm.
Thomas, the county government spokesman, said three people were housed at the storm shelter at Patterson Mill High School overnight. "That number is expected to increase," he added.
County emergency officials briefed County Executive Craig and his staff at 7:30 a.m. Monday on the storm and local emergency preparedness efforts.
Havre de Grace
Havre de Grace had closed off entrances to parks and several small streets, such as Girard Street near the Susquehanna River, even though flooding seemed minimal on those streets.
Many convenience stores and supermarkets stayed open at least during the first half of the day.
Places like Weis Market, on Route 40, had a steady stream of customers around 1 p.m. and showed no sign of running out of hurricane essentials like bread or canned goods.
An employee said the store planned to stay open for the remainder of the day.
Bel Air prepares
The Town of Bel Air offices were closed Monday, but many people were in town hall where Bel Air's emergency operations center is set up.