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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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NRP Reminds Boaters To Protect Boats in Storm

NRP Reminds Boaters To Protect Boats in Storm

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) reminds boaters to plan ahead to protect their boats from hurricanes and tropical storms, given the recent activity in the Atlantic Ocean. Planning is the key to minimize injury and loss of life. Boaters should not be on the water when a storm hits, and should make plans...
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Residents Reminded to Take Pet Safety Precautions

Residents Reminded to Take Pet Safety Precautions

The Charles County Department of Emergency Services, Animal Control Division, reminds pet owners to think of pets before and during the severe weather. Pet owners are encouraged to take necessary precautions to protect the safety and wellbeing of pets. If you need to evacuate your home, do not leave pets behind. Bring pets into...
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Preparations for Hurricane Sandy for St. Mary’s County

Preparations for Hurricane Sandy for St. Mary’s County

The National Hurricane Center forecasts Hurricane Sandy to track northwest after passing Cape Hatteras Sunday night and make landfall in the northern Mid-Atlantic States. This could bring significant impacts to the region Sunday through at least Tuesday. Impacts from this storm may include: o Major Flooding – Upwards of 5 to 10 inches of...
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Calvert County Urges Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

Calvert County Urges Preparations for Hurricane Sandy

Sandbags Are Available to Help Residents Protect Property 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....
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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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