Shelters Close as Sandy Fades Away
The effects of Hurricane Sandy are lingering, but diminishing.
Currently sustained winds are registering at 15 mph with gusts at 21 mph. A wind advisory will continue through 2 pm this afternoon. A coastal flood warning continues through tonight.
As conditions continue to improve county emergency managers continue to manage the response to the storm. The emergency operations center is scheduled to demobilize at 4 p.m. this afternoon.
The shelters at Great Mills High School, Leonardtown High School and the pet shelter at the county fairgrounds are closed.
All St. Mary’s County Government offices will be open on Wednesday, October 31.
The Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge is open and operating normally however a wind warning remains in place.
The State Highway Administration wants to remind drivers to treat intersections with flashing signals or no power as a four way stop.
SMECO is currently reporting 1,800 outages across St. Mary’s County.
The Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) is reminding customers that properties equipped with a sewage grinder pump that have experienced a power outage, the grinder pump alarm will likely activate once power has been restored. If this occurs and the alarm continues to sound for more than 30 minutes, please call MetCom’s 24-hour response line at 301-373-5305.
Additional information is available on the Emergency Information Line at 301-475-4911.
Source: St. Mary’s County Public Information Office