Harford County will not be charging fees on permits required for homeowners to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, County Executive David R. Craig announced Thursday.
When Storm Sandy slammed into the Atlantic Coast Monday night, it dumped upward of six inches of rain on Harford County, flooding streams, creeks and ditches and raising the possibility that the Susquehanna River could swell in the coming days as the storm's remnants pass through Pennsylvania.
Harford County was virtually shut down Monday as rain and gale force winds from Superstorm Sandy create dangerous conditions. Winds gusting over 55 miles an hour forced the closing of the Hatem Bridge.
Sandy is buffeting the greater Bel Air with heavy rain and strong winds. For local officials and residents, preparations for the arrival of the colossal storm began several days before.
Power outages hit a plateau early Tuesday morning and began creeping downward, with about 186,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers without electricity at noon, according to the company.
Office locations for the Harford County Department of Community Services have been consolidated by the administration of Harford County Executive Barry Glassman to bring nearly all the department's divisions under one roof in Bel Air.
A new homeowner in Fallston found an unexpected item in the basement: a grenade.
Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, who died Sunday at the age of 95, was remembered by local politicians and business people as a leader who supported a number of local projects that still benefit Harford County.