Dorchester County Offering Shelter During Hurricane Sandy - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dorchester County Offering Shelter During Hurricane Sandy

Posted:

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.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Fire Demonstration Highlights Importance of Home Sprinkler Systems

    Fire Demonstration Highlights Importance of Home Sprinkler Systems

    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:00 PM EST2019-02-17 21:00:00 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:00 PM EST2019-02-17 21:00:00 GMT
    On Sunday the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department hosted a unique demonstration to highlight the importance of home sprinkler systems.More
    On Sunday the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department hosted a unique demonstration to highlight the importance of home sprinkler systems. More
  • State Police Investigate Stabbing in Lincoln

    State Police Investigate Stabbing in Lincoln

    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:02 PM EST2019-02-17 21:02:24 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 4:02 PM EST2019-02-17 21:02:24 GMT
    Authorities say a Delaware man has been found dead after a domestic incident in which his wife was stabbed.More
    Authorities say a Delaware man has been found dead after a domestic incident in which his wife was stabbed.More
  • "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Seaford Man Charged with Home Improvement Fraud

    Seaford Man Charged with Home Improvement Fraud

    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:05 AM EST2019-02-17 05:05:59 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:05 AM EST2019-02-17 05:05:59 GMT
    William ParlierWilliam Parlier
    William ParlierWilliam Parlier
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man on multiple count of home improvement fraud and related charges.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Seaford man on multiple count of home improvement fraud and related charges.More
  • State Police Discover Meth Lab In Harrington

    State Police Discover Meth Lab In Harrington

    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:23 AM EST2019-02-17 05:23:47 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 12:24 AM EST2019-02-17 05:24:30 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrest two men on multiple drug charges and one in connection with the operation of a meth lab.More
    Delaware State Police arrest two men on multiple drug charges and one in connection with the operation of a meth lab.More
  • "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    "Family Ties" Stars Visit WBOC

    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    Sunday, February 17 2019 7:28 AM EST2019-02-17 12:28:56 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
    For TV viewers in the 1980s, there was one sit-com that millions of families could relate to: "Family Ties." Two of the stars, Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, paid a visit to the WBOC Newsplex.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices