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Tropical Storm warning extended to Chesapeake Bay bordering Calvert Co.

Calvert County, MD -- The Calvert County Department of Public Safety advises citizens that the tropical storm warning issued by the National Weather Service has been extended over the Chesapeake Bay north to North Beach. Wind gusts of 40 mph will be likely along the immediate Chesapeake Bay shoreline from Drum Point to North Beach.

Strongest winds are expected through the afternoon. Wind impacts will begin to recede later this evening. Minor wind impacts could potentially cause power outages, downed trees and other debris.

As a safety precaution, Breezy Point Beach and Flag Ponds Nature Park are being closed to the public today. Staff is informing campers at Breezy Point of the warning and is continuing to monitor conditions to determine whether campsite evacuation will be necessary.

To stay informed 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. Visit www.ready.gov for preparedness tips and information.

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