UPDATE (3 p.m.)—The live blog is over but you can still replay it to see the comments, tweets and photos from Patch editors and readers as well as local and state officials and others in the community. Thank you to all who participated!
Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring heavy winds and massive rainfall to the area as it comes ashore.
Maryland is already operating under a State of Emergency, and residents are being warned of potential hazardous conditions.
Follow along and participate in our live chat for frequent updates about the storm locally.
This live blog will will pull in Twitter updates from all Patch editors in Anne Arundel County.
You can participate in the chat by posting directly into the Cover It Live application, or by pulling in Tweets with the hashtags #AASandy or #SandyAA.