The Maryland Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service have reported that the forecasted track of Hurricane Joaquin has shifted since Thursday, meaning that expected rainfall totals in Carroll should be significantly reduced.
According to a news release from the Carroll County Department of Public Safety, the hurricane is expected to move much farther east than first predicted and the only areas of Maryland that are expected to experience the direct effects of Joaquin are Ocean City and the Atlantic coastline.
On Friday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded the state of emergency he declared Thursday in eight counties: Carroll, Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Montgomery, Howard and Prince George's. The remaining 15 counties, as well as Baltimore City, will remain under the state of emergency until further notice.
Carroll can still expect 1 to 1.5 inches of rain through Friday and into Saturday morning from an unrelated storm, with gusts of wind up to 30 miles per hour.
According to County Administrator Roberta Windham, road crews are standing by to respond to flooding if it occurs. WIth the lessened forecast for rain, Windham said, one of the main things to watch out for this weekend are high winds. Falling trees and isolated power outages are a possibility, though, and residents should be prepared for such an occurrence.
— Baltimore Sun Media Group
Weather-related event changes:
The following events have been postponed or canceled for the weekend.
•The Mount Airy Fall Festival scheduled for this weekend has been canceled.
The corn maze at the Carroll County Agriculture Center is closed all weekend.
The Brunswick at North Carroll football game has been moved to Monday at 6 p.m.
For other weather-related announcements from around the region visit www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bs-hurricane-joaquin-events-20150930-story.html.
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