County emergency preparedness official Earl Stoddard said while the County is always preparing for a major storm or disaster it can never be fully prepared for a storm like Hurricane Harvey that hit Texas last week.
Stoddard, who is the executive director of the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, the County office that focuses on emergency preparedness, said no local jurisdiction could handle a major natural disaster event by itself.
“There is no local jurisdiction by themselves that will be able to manage an event like that,” Stoddard said.
ROCKVILLE - Montgomery County residents are in for a wet weekend as an existing southeastern storm system and the potential arrival of Hurricane Joaquin may dump 6-10 inches of rain in the area through Sunday.
A Silver Spring family was displaced after high winds caused a large tree to fall onto their two-story house as thunderstorms came though the county Tuesday night.