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.
The City of Aberdeen isn't celebrating its 125th anniversary until 2017, but that doesn't mean city officials haven't started planning, and a handful of parades are expected to be the highlights of the year.
Two finalists left from 31 people who applied will be interviewed next week as the three-month process of selecting Bel Air's new police chief nears its end.
The man who died in a house fire near Bel Air Aug. 25 died as a result of the victim performing "an act of self-immolation," the State Fire Marshal's Office determined in its investigation.