CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Due to the potential for significant flooding associated with Hurricane Sandy, Dorchester County Department of Emergency Services is strongly urging county residents who live in mobile home parks, low lying, and or flood prone areas to voluntarily evacuate their homes and seek shelter with friends or family on higher ground.
Officials warn that although your home may not flood, there is the strong possibility of rainfall amounts in the 5-inch to 10-inch range, combining with storm surge that may result in emergency services personnel not being able to reach you during an emergency.
If you are unable to find shelter, two community shelters will be opened at Cambridge South Dorchester High School and North Dorchester Middle School beginning 2 p.m. Sunday. Officials remind residents to bring along any medicines, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows. These are not pet friendly shelters, so residents are asked to assure that pet's needs are met prior to coming to the shelter.
Contact the Dorchester County Emergency Management at 410-228-1818 with any questions.
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