AIA Maryland is monitoring Hurricane Dorian

As this storm continues to churn over the Bahamas, Maryland is preparing. Sandi Worthman has been in contact with MEMA representatives so that our SAP trained members could be considered for part of an EMAC – Emergency Management Assistance Compact. While we do not currently have the logistics worked out for our members to serve under MEMA, trained members would be eligible to serve under a FEMA EMAC. We will share more information with you as it becomes available.

In the meantime, Dorian remains a dangerous storm.

  • The forecasted storm track could change quickly. Do not focus solely on the center of the track, a slight deviation of the forecast could bring Dorian even closer to our lower eastern shore.
  • Make sure you are prepared for any scenario – this is an unpredictable storm and can bring high winds and storm surges.
  • If you live in low lying areas prone to flooding, consider leaving even before you receive an evacuation notice to reduce traffic and ensure you can arrive in a safe location.
  • Flooding is the key risk! Remember, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

FEMA Region III is actively preparing for potential impacts to our region. AIA Maryland will continue to monitor this situation.