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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Thursday, February 18, 2021, Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival Thursday, February 18, 2021, Due to Weather

NAS Patuxent River is open on a 2-hour delayed arrival schedule for Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to inclement weather. Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours before the set delayed arrival...
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Ice Storm Warning Issued for St. Mary’s County, Residents Urged to Prepare

Ice Storm Warning Issued for St. Mary’s County, Residents Urged to Prepare

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning for St. Mary’s County from 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021. Significant icing from freezing rain is predicted. Total sleet accumulations of less than 1 inch and ice accumulations of one-quarter to one-half of an inch are...
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NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival on Friday, February 12, 2021, Due to Inclement Weather

NAS Patuxent River Operating Under Two-Hour Delayed Arrival on Friday, February 12, 2021, Due to Inclement Weather

Critical personnel must report to work as previously scheduled. Civil service employees designated as non-critical who choose to report to work will be granted admin leave for the hours before the set delayed arrival time. Civil service employees may take a combination of unscheduled leave, telework and/or leave without pay (LWOP) for the entire...
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Southern Maryland Under Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday, February 7, 2021

Southern Maryland Under Winter Storm Watch Until Sunday, February 7, 2021

The National Weather Service has placed Washington D.C., Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert, under a Winter Storm Watch until Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. First Responders throughout our area responded to over 30 motor vehicle collisions with injuries, one fatal, and three serious crashed during last weeks...
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Winter Storm Warning for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

Winter Storm Warning for St. Mary’s and Calvert County

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for St. Mary’s County for Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, from 4 a.m. until 7 p.m. Heavy snow is expected with an accumulation of  3 to 6 inches. Snow will begin between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. falling steadily through midday Sunday. Snow...
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National Weather Service Advises of Possible Hazardous Weather Conditions for Southern Maryland

National Weather Service Advises of Possible Hazardous Weather Conditions for Southern Maryland

Scattered snow showers and flurries have overspread the region, and will linger into the early morning. No significant accumulations are expected, but a light dusting is possible. In addition, wet roads may re-freeze as temperatures fall through the early morning hours. Anyone venturing out early this morning should use caution and assume any surfaces...
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Maryland Announces Statewide Efforts to Prepare for Heavy Snowfall, Adverse Conditions; Marylanders Urged to Exercise Caution

Maryland Announces Statewide Efforts to Prepare for Heavy Snowfall, Adverse Conditions; Marylanders Urged to Exercise Caution

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the State of Maryland has activated a government-wide response to prepare for heavy snowfall and other severe conditions anticipated on Wednesday and Thursday. A winter storm warning is in effect in Allegany, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, and Washington counties. A winter storm watch is in effect in Baltimore, Cecil, Harford, Howard,...
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First Responders Remind Citizens to Prepare for Colder Weather with These Winter Safety Tips

First Responders Remind Citizens to Prepare for Colder Weather with These Winter Safety Tips

Heating – According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every...
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Commissioners Establish Emergency Snow Routes in St. Mary’s County

Commissioners Establish Emergency Snow Routes in St. Mary’s County

During their Nov. 3, 2020 meeting, the Commissioners approved Resolution No. 2020-46, establishing emergency snow routes for St. Mary’s County. When the Commissioner President has declared a snow emergency, the law prohibits the parking or abandonment of a vehicle on designated snow routes for the weather event duration. This resolution allows for the safe...
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Self Service Sandbags Available for St. Mary’s County Citizens Starting Friday, October 9, in Preparation for Hurricane Delta

Self Service Sandbags Available for St. Mary’s County Citizens Starting Friday, October 9, in Preparation for Hurricane Delta

Self-service sandbags will be available Friday, October 9, 2020, for citizens wishing to prepare for possible flooding conditions due to Hurricane Delta. Sandbags will be available Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following convenience center locations: Charlotte Hall – 37766 New Market Turner Road Oakville – 26630 North Sandgates Road Clements...
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St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County High School Campuses now Equipped with Lightning Detection Systems

St. Mary’s County Public High Schools are now equipped with Lightning Detection Equipment at each of our three high schools. The lightning detection equipment includes an alert siren and visual strobe. When lightning is detected within 10 miles of each high school campus the alert siren and visual strobe will activate. After 30 minutes...
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September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

September 3, 2020 – Prince George, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties Under Tornado Watch

National Weather Service says there is an extraordinary threat to life or property in District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Calvert County, Charles County, Carroll County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Fredericksburg, City of Manassas, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Prince William County,...
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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Honor Daryl Estep After Helping EMT’s Across Flood Waters to Access Patient After a Medical Emergency

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County were proud to Honor Daryl Estep from the Department of Public Works & Transportation at their Sept. 1 meeting. Daryl was nominated for recognition by the Mechanicsville Volunteer Rescue Squad for going above and beyond the call of duty when he assisted EMTs in getting through flood waters...
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Self Service Sandbags Available for Citizens Starting Friday, August 28, 2020, to Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Self Service Sandbags Available for Citizens Starting Friday, August 28, 2020, to Prepare for Hurricane Laura

Self-service sandbags will be available Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, for citizens wishing to prepare for next week’s possible flooding conditions due to Hurricane Laura. Sandbags will be available Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following convenience center locations: Charlotte Hall – 37766 New Market Turner Road Oakville – 26630 North Sandgates...
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National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

National Weather Service Confirms Three Separate Tornados in St. Mary’s and Calvert County

The National Weather Service confirmed three separate Tornadoes in Southern Maryland, with two in St. Mary’s County, and one in Calvert County. The NWS reported they will be surveying storm data and damage and release a detailed report on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. EF 1 Tornado in Calvert County, 2.2-mile path from Dares Beach...
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UPDATED DAILY: Tornado, Hurricane, and Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County

UPDATED DAILY: Tornado, Hurricane, and Severe Weather Warnings and Alerts for Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County

MOST RECENT ALERTS WILL BE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, OLD/EXPIRED ALERTS WILL BE REMOVED Tornado Warning issued at 6:44 a.m., for Calvert & St. Mary’s – a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Patuxent River Naval Air Station, or near Town Creek, moving northwest at 20 mph. Town Creek...
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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) Reminds the Public to Prepare for Weather-Related Outages

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts as Tropical Storm Isaias heads north along the eastern seaboard. With the potential impact of heavy rains and high winds facing Southern Maryland on Tuesday, area residents are urged to take steps to prepare for possible tropical storm-related power outages. According to SMECO spokesperson Tom...
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Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

Southern Maryland to Prepare for Effects from Tropical Storm Isaias

As of Monday, 5:00 a.m: A Tropical Storm Watch, and Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Cecil, Baltimore, Kent, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne’s, Charles, St. Marys, Calvert, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester County in Maryland. First responders urge all citizens to use extra caution during this time due to...
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St. Mary’s and Calvert County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

St. Mary’s and Calvert County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East central St. Marys County and Southeastern Calvert County until 1:15 p.m. 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail with potential Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well...
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St. Mary’s County Hurricane Season 2020 Awareness

St. Mary’s County Hurricane Season 2020 Awareness

The Department of Emergency Services reminds the community Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1, 2020 and goes through Nov. 30, 2020. Disasters won’t wait, and neither should you. As we continue our efforts with all of the country to respond to and recover from coronavirus, we are also leaning forward and preparing for...
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U.S. National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Watch for All of Southern Maryland

U.S. National Weather Service has Issued a Tornado Watch for All of Southern Maryland

The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Queen Anne’s, St. Marys, Talbot, Washington & Baltimore City in MD until 6:00pm. Stay tuned to your local forecast throughout the day. Heed all warnings; if...
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Southern Maryland Under High Wind Warning Until Monday, April 13, 2020, Along with Maryland Urging Citizens Not to Burn due to Hazards and Wind

Southern Maryland Under High Wind Warning Until Monday, April 13, 2020, Along with Maryland Urging Citizens Not to Burn due to Hazards and Wind

High Wind Warning in effect until Monday, April 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., for Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. Impacts expected from Southwinds 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts up to 60 mph expected, damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially...
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Charles County Public Schools Will Open Two-Hours Late – Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020

Due to inclement weather conditions, all Charles County public schools will open two-hours late today, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff who follow the code system. The AlphaBest program at county elementary schools will open at 8 a.m. today and all morning prekindergarten classes...
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Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

Heat Advisory Will be in Effect Today for all of Southern Maryland

A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019, for the following counties: Anne Arundel Calvert Charles Prince Georges St. Mary’s The national weather service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a heat advisory, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Heat index...
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Health Department Offers Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

Health Department Offers Safety Tips for Extreme Heat

Extremely hot weather can cause sickness or even death, yet heat-related illness is preventable. Each year, extreme heat causes more deaths than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined. There are precautions you can take for you, your family and co-workers to prevent heat-related illness. Stay updated on local weather forecasts, and take steps to...
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