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Charles County Providing Sandbags Due to Hurricane Sandy

Charles County Providing Sandbags Due to Hurricane Sandy

Due to forecasted severe weather, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is providing sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property. Sand will be available on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.in the first parking lot at Laurel Springs Park (5940 Radio Station Rd,...
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Department of Public Safety Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Department of Public Safety Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Officials Closely Watch Hurricane Sandy to Determine Potential Local Impacts 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...
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Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans to Include Pets

Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans to Include Pets

With Hurricane Sandy’s approach, it is important to include pets in your disaster preparedness plans. If you must evacuate, take pets with you and have a plan on where to send them. Not all shelters allow pets. If you need to locate a shelter for your pet during an emergency or disaster, listen to...
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Prepare for Hurricane Related Outages

Prepare for Hurricane Related Outages

As Hurricane Sandy heads up the Atlantic coast, area residents should prepare for the storm and storm-related power outages. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is monitoring weather forecasts, and co-op crews are preparing to restore power when outages occur. SMECO personnel and crews are preparing to mobilize when the storm hits the Southern Maryland...
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If Hurricane Sandy Strikes The Chesapeake Region

If Hurricane Sandy Strikes The Chesapeake Region

The American Red Cross will be ready. Baltimore area disaster volunteers are on stand-by, Emergency Response Vehicles have been refueled and shelter locations are being identified if the hurricane/tropical storm aims at the eastern coast of the United States this weekend or early next week. Up and down the East Coast supplies are ready...
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Hurricane Sandy Likely to Affect Area – Residents Should Prepare Now

Hurricane Sandy Likely to Affect Area – Residents Should Prepare Now

The National Hurricane Center Forecasts Hurricane Sandy to track north the north-northeast to a position well off the North Carolina Coast Sunday night, before shifting to the northwest and moving toward the New Jersey and Delaware Coast Monday into Tuesday. The track of Sandy could significantly impact our area Sunday night through Wednesday. Impacts...
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Predictions Say Sandy is on Her Way!

Predictions Say Sandy is on Her Way!

The National Weather Service predicts that Hurricane Sandy will continue to move north through this weekend. If this hurricane takes a westerly path toward the mid-Atlantic region, it has the potential to bring severe weather to the area, including heavy rain, damaging winds and power outages. The Charles County Department of Emergency Services is...
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In Advance of Hurricane Sandy

In Advance of Hurricane Sandy

In a continuing effort to keep residents informed St. Mary’s County Government is expanding its social media efforts by launching its official twitter feed. The public is encouraged to follow county government on https://twitter.com/@StMarysCountyGo. Official county notifications and news releases will be available on the feed and residents are encouraged to alert county government of...
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Gov. O’Malley Declares State of Emergency

Gov. O’Malley Declares State of Emergency

Governor Martin O’Malley this morning signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all Maryland counties as the State continues to monitor Hurricane Sandy and its potential impact. The declaration gives the state flexibility to activate the Maryland National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers. “As Hurricane Sandy makes its...
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Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans for Livestock

Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans for Livestock

With Hurricane Sandy’s approach, it is important for the agricultural community to include livestock – including horses – in your disaster preparedness plans. Farmers with potential crop losses are urged to notify their crop insurance agency immediately. CROP INSURANCE Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds farmers to stay in close contact with their crop...
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North Beach Asks Citizens to Be Ready

North Beach Asks Citizens to Be Ready

Hurricane Sandy is expected to impact Maryland in the next few days. High winds and heavy rains are predicted along with localized flooding, tree damage and likely loss of power in many areas. Here are a few resources citizens should be aware of as the hurricane approaches: 1) When it comes to making sure...
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Sandbags Available for Calvert Residents

Sandbags Available for Calvert Residents

As Hurricane Sandy approaches, the  Calvert County Department of Public Safety is urging county residents to be prepared for the potential of heavy rains, high winds and coastal flooding. The county is making sand and sand bags available for residents who need them to protect property. Up to 20 sand bags per person may...
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Sandbags Available for Charles County Residents

Sandbags Available for Charles County Residents

Due to forecasted severe weather, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is providing sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property. Sand will be available on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the first parking lot at Laurel Springs Park (5940 Radio Station...
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Troopers Prepared for Storm Response

Troopers Prepared for Storm Response

In coordination with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and local emergency officials, Maryland State Police personnel are prepared to respond when and where they will be needed during and after the impending storm. Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus Brown has ordered all troopers within the Field Operations and Special Operations bureaus to be...
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SHA Ready for Hurricane Sandy

SHA Ready for Hurricane Sandy

High Winds, Coastal Surge, Rain/Flooding Possible; Travelers Must Use Extra Caution Driving/Walking Updated Traffic Information Always Available by Dialing 511 A massive coastal storm threatens to bring heavy rain, high winds, widespread power outages and a coastal storm surge to the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland. Hurricane Sandy is a huge slow moving storm with...
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MEMA Urges Maryland Residents To Be Prepared

MEMA Urges Maryland Residents To Be Prepared

Maryland residents are being urged to prepare now for Hurricane Sandy, which might affect our area as early as Sunday. While forecasts are still uncertain, computer models have been predicting the path of the storm to move closer to Atlantic coast states as the system has developed. If the storm hits our area, it...
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Urgent Notice for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

Urgent Notice for St. Mary’s County Public Schools

URGENT NOTICE TO COMMUNITY In light of the pending storm which is forecasted for our area Sunday into the first of the week, St. Mary’s County Public Schools is gathering data on the storm and taking precautionary measures regarding school facilities and transportation. Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, asks that parents and...
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Monster Rockfish FEASTival Rescheduled for Nov. 4

Monster Rockfish FEASTival Rescheduled for Nov. 4

Bite by Bite–The Rockfish FEASTival CANCELLED for October 28, 2012 NEW DATE: Sunday, November 4 Due to the weather forecast of a possible storm this weekend, the Rockfish FEASTival has been cancelled for this Sunday. The Festival will take place on the previously announced rain date of Sunday, November 4th. The 3rd annual Monster Rockfish...
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Propane Users: Be Prepared for Hurricane Sandy

Propane Users: Be Prepared for Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy approaches, there are steps all propane customers should take before and after the hurricane. “When big storms hit, we get a lot of questions from people asking what they should be doing,” said John Combs, President of SMO. “Here are some tips of what to do before and after the storm...
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