'Hurricane Zelda' hits region in preparation of the real thing

March 01, 1992

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service, is conducting a regionwide hurricane-preparedness exercise tomorrow through March 20.

The exercise will help determine if plans now in effect would be sufficient if a hurricane hit Maryland.

During the first week, the National Weather Service will begin tracking the movement of Hurricane Zelda, an imaginary tropical storm off the West African coast.

As the hurricane approaches, state and local emergency managers will respond to the storm.

Amateur radio stations will assist in the exercise, broadcasting information to educate the public about the threat of hurricanes.

The 1992 hurricane season officially begins June 1. For more information, call Mike McKelvin at (410) 486-4422.

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