The most serious incidents reported Monday were trees falling on and damaging two homes, one in Bel Air and one in Aberdeen. No injuries were reported.
Late Monday, emergency personnel went door-to-door at a group of cottages along Broad Creek north of Darlington asking people to leave because of the rising water that had exceeded the height of a small earthen dam upstream. Only one person was present, however, and chose not to leave, the county said.
Schools, government offices, courts and community centers remained closed for the second day in a row Tuesday, as did Aberdeen Proving Ground, many private employers and some businesses, as county officials continued to advise people to stay put and stay off the roads.
County government, schools closed Wednesday
Thomas said Tuesday afternoon that many county government buildings were still without power, and so the county government will be closed Wednesday. Circuit and District courts will be open, he said.
Harford County Public Schools will also be closed Wednesday. Employees will continue to be on Code Green.
Early voting will open again Wednesday with extended hours, 8 a.m. through 9 p.m. through Friday, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Mary Hastler, director of Harford County Public Library, said all branches of Harford County Public Library will be open Wednesday, with exception of Bel Air, Fallston and Joppa branches which are without power.
At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Baltimore Gas & Electric's website was reporting 30,700 of its 100,000 Harford County residential and business customers still did not have power.
BGE said more than 15,000 Harford customers had power restored since what had been a hurricane began to have an effect on the county Sunday afternoon; however, the outage number appeared to be rising slightly through the first hours of the morning.
Delmarva Power was reporting 1,365 of its 5,088 Harford customers did not have power as of 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Delmarva's website reported 8,434 of the company's 44,204 Cecil County customers were without power at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Five inches rain at Conowingo
According to the National Weather Service, Edgewood and Whiteford experienced the strongest gusts Monday, 60 miles per hour in Edgewood at 8:05 p.m. and a gust at 58 miles per hours in Whiteford at 3:59 p.m.
From 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported a rainfall of 4.7 inches at the Conowingo Dam.
As of Tuesday morning, four floodgates were open at the Conowingo Dam and could possibly go up to 10 through Thursday, according to the Conowingo Spill hotline.
While there is a coastal flood warning in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday, for the rest of the Harford County area the National Weather Service reports a high in the mid 40s, gusts up to 35 miles per hour and rain with a slight chance of snow showers.
It was still raining intermittently in the Bel Air area Tuesday afternoon.
Businesses appeared to be returning to normal Tuesday afternoon.