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First Responders and National Weather Service Urges Citizens to Stay Safe While Our Region is Impacted by Inclement Weather

The National Weather Service says “One of the biggest tidal flood events of the past 10-20 years (possibly since Hurricane Isabel at some locales), is expected Friday & Saturday. Those along tidal shores should get ready for exceptional tidal inundation! Tidal forecasts here: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/forecasts.php?wfo=lwx During the last inclement weather that impacted the Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s County area, First Responders handled over 180 calls of service in a 48 hour timeframe. Including multiple water rescues, a fatal motor vehicle collision caused by a falling tree, and multiple trees onto houses and rescues from flooding conditions. Citizens are urged to not travel or drive if not needed, do not drive through road closures, around barricades, or through water. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN! A Coastal Hazard Message, Hazardous Weather Outlook, High Wind Warning, and Gale Warning has been issued for parts of Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Anne Arundel Counties. COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 30, 2021. WHAT…Two to three feet of inundation above ground level expected in low lying areas due to tidal flooding. WHERE…Shoreline in St. Marys County. IMPACTS – At 5.0 feet, significant and widespread inundation is occurring on Saint George […]

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