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.
A small airplane crashed into a farm field near an airport in Harford County Friday afternoon, injuring the pilot, local fire and rescue officials said.
For The John Archer School's eight seniors, the smallest class to graduate Harford County Public Schools, Friday was a day to celebrate all kinds of progress.
"You don't know what you can do or can't do unless you ask," Ronald Costa said from the front of the Bel Air Reckord Armory stage Friday morning.