Sandbags Available for Calvert County Residents

September 30, 2015

sandbagsWith up to 10 inches of rain predicted for the region over the next three days, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety is urging county residents to be prepared for the potential for coastal and inland flooding.

The county is making sand and sand bags available for residents who need them to protect property. Up to 10 sand bags per vehicle may be picked up today, Wednesday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

• Appeal Salt Dome, 401 Sweetwater Road, Lusby
• Stafford Road Salt Dome, 335 Stafford Road, Barstow
• Mt. Hope Community Center, 104 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland

Residents are encouraged to bring their own bags and shovels. County staff will be available to assist those in need.

To keep abreast of local conditions and emergency information, residents are encouraged to download the free “Prepare Me Calvert” emergency preparedness mobile application now available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices through the Apple App Store or the Google Play market. Residents can also sign up for Calvert County ALERT to receive timely information about various emergency and nonemergency situations. Sign up for Calvert County ALERT online at and click on the Emergency Alerts button. Those without Internet can contact the Calvert County Division of Emergency Management at 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up or for additional emergency preparedness information.