Port Deposit's mayor Wayne Tome made the same observation about the river not being an issue until later in the week when the storm is gone.

On Monday morning, Tome said everyone in town still had their power and the weather was "no big deal" yet.

"We're just waiting to see what happens this afternoon," he said. "We're encouraging people to stay inside."

Shortly before 4 p.m., both Eberhardt and Tome reported no serious issues.

"We're still hunkered down," Eberhardt said. "Everything's going really good."

Tome, however, was concerned about traffic coming through the town since the Hatem and Tydings bridges were closed.

"We're hoping we don't get traffic through here from people going through the dam," he said. "We're monitoring everything."

Storm track

The Baltimore area remains under a flood watch through Tuesday evening, with coastal flooding expected late Monday into Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rain, as much as six inches, and high winds, with gusts as much as 70 miles per hour, will occur throughout Monday afternoon and well into Tuesday, according to forecasters.

At 8 a.m. Monday, Hurricane Sandy was positioned off the North Carolina coast and continuing on a northwest track. The storm is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge and coastal hurricane winds and heavy Appalachian snows, said forecasters.

As of 10:30 a.m. the National Weather Service was forecasting sustained winds throughout the day at 30 to 50 miles per hour in Harford County and gusts 60 to 70 miles per hours from late Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

Rainfall is expected to be between 5 to 10 inches across the area and continue through Tuesday morning.

Near the Chesapeake Bay, winds were clocking in between 30 and 40 miles per hour and, while there were no official reports on rainfall amounts, it was estimated that close to two inches had fallen already.

Reports from meteorologists at Aberdeen Proving Ground were unavailable as the installation is closed for the day.

Check back with http://www.exploreharford.com for updates.