Because Hurricane Sandy is anticipated to have an impact of historic proportions, including extremely high winds, dramatic rainfall and flooding, President Blaine Young of the Frederick Board of County Commissioners Monday declared a Local State of Emergency in Frederick County, Maryland. The order authorizes agencies to activate the County’s Emergency Plans and take such actions as are necessary to protect lives during this emergency.
President Young signed the order under the authority granted him by Section 14-111 of the Public Safety Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
In a press release Young said, "Frederick County is subject to a wide variety of hazards and disasters, but our Emergency Management Director Jack Markey and other officials in the State of Maryland have advised the Board that the impact of this severe storm requires a special preparedness and response for which resources may be requested. That is why we have taken the step of declaring a Local State of Emergency in Frederick County. "Due to Hurricane Sandy’s widespread wind damage, power outages and flooding, we urge all residents to take precautions to protect their families and businesses from this disaster. We commend our emergency officials, first responders and everyone who is working together to facilitate our response and the sharing of resources as we work together to recover from this hurricane."