A flood watch remains in effect for the county. Be advised of rising waters in coastal and flood prone areas.
Although there have been no mandatory evacuations, Leonardtown High School will open as a shelter for residents at 3:00 p.m. today. Residents should bring personal items and medicals to the shelter. Pets are not allowed in the shelter; however, animal wardens will assist in transporting pets to the St. Marys County Fairgrounds for care.
Volunteer evacuations are recommended for the following areas:
St. Georges Island
The following roadways are reporting major flooding (more than 6 inches) at this time:
Cornfield Harbor Road and Drive in Scotland have been closed.
The following roadways are reporting minor flooding (less than 6inches) at this time and have not been closed:
North and South Sandgates Road at Sandgates Inn and Seabreeze Restaurant St George Island and Sheaffer Lane Old Breton Beach Road from Farrall Lane Rt 236 at Millwood Lane
Rt5 and 236
Piney Point Rd.
Please drive with extreme caution on all roadways at this time.
County Public Schools are closing 2 hours early today.
Sandbags are still available to County Residents who reside in coastal areas that are subject to storm surges and flooding. The stockpiles of sandbags will be located at the Charlotte Hall, Ridge, Valley Lee, Oakville, and Clements Transfer Stations. Approximately 300 sandbags will be available at each location on a first come first served basis. Attendants at each site will distribute 8 to 10 bags per household.
As Ernesto develops please stay tuned to your local radio, television stations, and the county website www.co.saint-marys.md.us for further updates and warnings from the National Weather Service and St Marys County Government. For further information please call the Emergency Information Hotline at301 475 4911.