It's not yet clear how hard the hurricane will hit
"We are preparing for any possible outcome, including the potential for historic and catastrophic rainfall, life-threatening flooding, and high winds," Hogan said in a statement. "Our state is taking every precaution, and I urge Marylanders to do the same. Stay tuned to your local news stations for the latest updates, listen to state and local authorities, and most importantly, use common sense."
Residents can ask questions as Aftung provides the latest weather updates and information to be prepared.
They can reach the
"It's fill-your-own-sandbag," she said. "It's the most economical way to do it."
Crews will be on hand with shovels to assist residents, she said.
The city has also added links on its website for preparation tips, hurricane boater safety and the Prepare Me Annapolis mobile app, which sends alerts of severe weather, power outages and other essential information.
Residents should stock up on food, water and medications, O'Brien said.
"The most important thing is for people to prepare their own properties," O'Brien said.
Earlier Monday, three downtown streets in
Dock and Compromise streets were closed by
Both lanes of
Shortly after Dock and Compromise streets were shut down,
Tuesday and Wednesday look a lot alike with a slight chance of showers early and thunderstorms possible later. Highs are expected between 80 and 85 degrees. The chance of rain is about 20 percent Tuesday and a bit higher Wednesday.
Caption: Some downtown streets in
Rising water laps at the Alex Haley statue at