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Calvert County tells residents to prep for bad weather

Prince Frederick, MD –  The Calvert County Department of Public Safety is reminding residents to prepare for severe weather today and Saturday resulting from the track of Hurricane Dorian.

Winds will average 20 to 25 mph will last through Friday afternoon, with the potential for power outages, downed trees and other debris. During this time, Calvert County could receive up to one half inch of precipitation.

The storm is expected to create higher than normal tides, leading to minor to moderate flooding along low-lying areas of the county. Citizens are reminded to find alternate routes if travel routes are blocked by standing water. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and potential stalling. A foot of water will float many vehicles, while two feet of rushing water will carry off pick-up trucks, SUVs and most other vehicles.

To keep abreast of local conditions and emergency information, residents are encouraged to download the free “Prepare Me Calvert” emergency preparedness mobile application available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices. Residents can also sign up for Calvert County ALERT online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov by clicking on the Emergency Alerts button.

Those without internet access can contact the Calvert County Division of Emergency Management at 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up or to receive additional emergency preparedness information.

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