Weather

National Hurricane Center Forecasts High Winds for Extended Period

National Hurricane Center Forecasts High Winds for Extended Period

National Hurricane Center forecasts Hurricane Sandy to track to the northeast to a position well off the North Carolina coast Sunday night, before shifting to the northwest and moving toward the Southern New Jersey and Delaware coasts Monday into Tuesday. The track of Sandy is expected to bring high winds to the region Monday...
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Early Voting Cancelled for Oct. 29

Early Voting Cancelled for Oct. 29

The Charles County Board of Elections would like to inform residents that Governor Martin O’Malley has cancelled early voting for Monday, Oct. 29. At this time, early voting for Tuesday, Oct. 30 through Thursday, Nov. 1 is scheduled to take place as planned. Early voting hours for Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 are 10...
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Calvert County Government Closed on Monday October 29

Calvert County Government Closed on Monday October 29

Calvert  County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Essential personnel should report as established by their supervisors or should contact supervisors for further instruction. The county has established rumor control numbers and can be reached at 410-535-0396 or 410-535-0314. These lines will be...
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Mayor Wahl Declares State of Emergency for Chesapeake Beach

Mayor Wahl Declares State of Emergency for Chesapeake Beach

Mayor Wahl has declared a state of emergency in Chesapeake Beach as of Sunday, which provides the means to request assistance from the county, state and federal government if needed. The county has decided to open a shelter at Huntingtown High School beginning at 3 pm this afternoon if anyone needs this kind of...
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Charles County Schools Closed on Monday

Charles County Schools Closed on Monday

Charles County will close schools for Monday, October 29th. Due to inclement weather forecasts associated with Hurricane Sandy, all Charles County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. There is a code blue for staff, which means no employees report to work. No decision has been made regarding Tuesday October 30th...
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Fair Hill Open as Safe Haven for Horses

Fair Hill Open as Safe Haven for Horses

Maryland Park Service (MPS) will be providing a safe haven for horses at Fair Hill (Cecil County) if needed. Anyone interested or would like further information should contact MPS Park Manager Wayne Suydan at 410-409-8974 (cell). With Hurricane Sandy’s approach, it is important for the agricultural community to include livestock – including horses –...
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Charles County Emergency Shelter to Open for Residents in Flood-Prone Areas

Charles County Emergency Shelter to Open for Residents in Flood-Prone Areas

The Department of Emergency Services is opening a temporary emergency shelter on Monday, Oct. 29 at 8 a.m. for residents and their pets who are not confident in their safety at their current location, and wish to voluntarily relocate. The shelter will be located at the Department of Community Services building (8190 Port Tobacco...
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Calvert County Commissioners Recommend Voluntary Evacuation of Homes

Calvert County Commissioners Recommend Voluntary Evacuation  of Homes

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners recommend that Calvert County citizens who live within 100 feet of the Cliffs of Calvert or homes located in low-lying, flood-prone areas consider voluntary evacuations of their homes due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Sandy. There may be a point during the height of the storm...
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SMECO Pre-Storm Restoration Workforce Largest in Co-op’s History

SMECO Pre-Storm Restoration Workforce Largest in Co-op’s History

As Hurricane Sandy continues on its path toward landfall, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) has assembled, pre-storm, the largest group of linemen and service restoration personnel in our 75-year history. We have 175 SMECO linemen, 144 Contract linemen, 60 Cooperative linemen from Georgia, 32 Cooperative linemen from North Carolina, and 122 tree workers for...
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Charles County Closed Oct 29 & Cancels Oct. 30 Meeting Session and Public Hearings

Charles County  Closed Oct 29 & Cancels Oct. 30 Meeting Session and Public Hearings

Charles County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29, due to expected inclement weather from Hurricane Sandy. Essential personnel and employees required to maintain operations during inclement weather are to report to work as scheduled. Also, the following facilities will be closed on Oct. 29: • Charles County Courthouse (200 Charles Street,...
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Schools Closed Monday in Calvert County

Schools Closed Monday in Calvert County

Calvert County Public Schools Closed (Code White for all Employees) A Code White is called when conditions are not safe for any employee to attempt to report to work. Safety concerns may include road conditions or conditions at CCPS facilities including school buildings. No employees are to report to work when a Code White...
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St. Mary’s County Schools Closed

St. Mary’s County Schools Closed

Employee Code 3: St. Mary’s County Public Schools and offices are closed on Monday, October 29, 2012. No employees should report to work. Administrative leave will be provided for twelve-month employees only. *Designated emergency personnel should contact the Division of Supporting Services at (301) 475-4256, extension 9, for directions as to when to report...
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Shelter and Sandbag Information for Residents of St. Mary’s

Shelter and Sandbag Information for Residents of St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s County continues to prepare citizens for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy with the opening of shelters and distribution of sandbags. Two emergency shelters will open beginning at 12 noon this afternoon. The shelters will be located at Great Mills High School, located at 21130 Great Mills Road in Great Mills and Leonardtown...
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Maryland State Police Release Storm Information Sites

Maryland State Police Release Storm Information Sites

For the latest statewide emergency information, citizens are urged to visit the Maryland Emergency Management Agency website at www.mema.state.md.us. Up to the minute statewide traffic information, including the locations of roads that may be closed due to flooding, is available on-line at www.511md.org, or by calling 511. Road conditions and views of live traffic...
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Huntingtown High School Open as Temporary Shelter

Huntingtown High School Open as Temporary Shelter

Huntingtown High School is being opened as a temporary shelter at 3 p.m. today, Sunday, October 28, for those who need to relocate in the path of Hurricane Sandy. The school is located at 4125 Solomons Island Rd. (Route 2/4), Huntingtown. There is a pet shelter in the field house of Huntingtown High School....
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Calvert County Department of Public Safety Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Calvert County Department of Public Safety Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

As Calvert County prepares for Hurricane Sandy, the Calvert County Department of Public Safety encourages residents to review hurricane preparedness procedures in the event that the storm poses a risk for the region. With the Atlantic hurricane season stretching through Nov. 30, residents should consider the following actions to be prepared when these potentially...
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Sandbags for North Beach Residents

Sandbags for North Beach Residents

Place sandbags in areas to prevent water from entering your home. Sand and sandbags will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (or until bags and sand are gone) TODAY at the Public Works Yard at 4030 11th Street, North Beach for NORTH BEACH RESIDENTS ONLY. The sand and bags are first come,...
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Sandbags Available to Public through Sunday

Sandbags Available to Public through Sunday

Free Distribution to Continue Until Supply is Exhausted The Charles County Department of Emergency Services is continuing distribution of free sand and sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property as they prepare for severe weather. Sand distribution will continue on Sunday, Oct. 28 beginning at 9 a.m. in the first parking...
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County to Open Shelters in Preparation For Hurricane Sandy

County to Open Shelters in Preparation For Hurricane Sandy

The National Weather Service has issued the following warnings for St. Mary’s County: A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. 25 TO 35 MPH WINDS SUNDAY WILL INCREASE TO 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. A FLOOD WATCH IS IN...
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Island Inn & Suites to Close Temporarily Because of Sandy

Island Inn & Suites to Close Temporarily Because of Sandy

According to Patrick Welton, of Cherry Cove Property and Property Manager of St. George’s Island Inn & Suites, with the projected path of Hurricane Sandy predicted to adversely affect the area, it was decided to close the Inn at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 for safety reasons. “The latest projections show Hurricane Sandy...
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Charles County Declares State of Emergency

Charles County Declares State of Emergency

Today at 10:30 a.m. Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly signed an order declaring a local state of emergency in Charles County. The state of emergency order will be in effect for seven days. The current forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy appears more favorable for Charles County. However, local officials made the declaration out of...
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County Commissioners Declare Emergency Ahead of Sandy

County Commissioners Declare Emergency Ahead of Sandy

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County have signed a Resolution to Declare a Local State of Emergency Due to the potentially adverse effects from Hurricane Sandy. The declaration makes effective the St. Mary’s County Emergency Operations Plan. Yesterday, Governor Martin O’Malley signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all Maryland counties...
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Department of Public Safety to Open Shelter as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Department of Public Safety to Open Shelter as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Huntingtown High School is being opened as a temporary shelter at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, for those who need to relocate in the path of Hurricane Sandy. The school is located at 4125 Solomons Island Rd. (Route 2/4), Huntingtown. Residents who need to relocate should follow these procedures: • DO NOT dial 911...
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Calvert County Urges Citizens to Stay Informed During Hurricane Sandy

Calvert County Urges Citizens to Stay Informed During Hurricane Sandy

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety urges residents to stay updated throughout the weekend and into next week regarding the local storm impact and available emergency and community services. Radio Stations Citizens should monitor the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for updated information about the storm; local EAS stations include: WKIK-FM 102.9 California WKIK-AM...
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MEMA Reminds Citizens to Make Plans Now

MEMA Reminds Citizens to Make Plans Now

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to make plans now to deal with the possible effects of the storm and follow weather forecasts over the next several days to learn more about the possible path of Hurricane Sandy. Activities to prepare include: • Prepare for possible power outages lasting several hours or even...
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