The latest predictions from the National Weather Center have Maryland avoiding catastrophic damage from Hurricane Florence, but we haven’t been given the all clear yet.
On Wednesday afternoon, two Anne Arundel County fire department companies held joint special operations training ahead of the storm’s arrival.
The Jones Station and Severn Fire Station companies meet every Wednesday and Saturday to train together. Each session is tailored to deal with a timely topic, county fire spokesman Capt. Russ Davies said.
The companies have previously practiced handling cave-ins, hazardous materials and structural collapses. Wednesday’s training was devoted to swift-water rescues.