Tri-State residents already weary from pumping out basements this week due to heavy rains aren't expected to get much relief — the approaching Hurricane Florence could dump several more inches of rain in the region.
In advance of the hurricane, Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday afternoon announced that he has declared a state of emergency to help authorities deal with possible fallout from the storm.
Hogan said forecasters indicated that there is a potential for life-threatening conditions, including catastrophic flooding and high winds across the state. Hogan said the state of emergency declaration lets the state more efficiently coordinate support for communities across the state and in neighboring states.
The latest round of rain in the wet season started Friday and extended through Sunday, dumping various amounts of rainfall across the region.