The Charles County Department of Health will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, 2023 in observance of Thanksgiving Day and American Indian Heritage Day. We will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2023 at 8:00 a.m.
Residents are asked to avoid travel and use caution while traveling on Route 254 approaching Cobb Island this weekend.
The National Weather Service, Sterling Office has issued a coastal flood watch for Charles County on Sept. 23 from Saturday morning through Saturday evening. Weather models indicate that tidal Potomac areas could see up to five feet of high tides due to the approaching tropical system. Coastal waters could cover the roads to the Cobb Island bridge and will be at its highest levels during high tides.
High tide at Cobb Island is expected to occur at 9:20 a.m. and again at 9:37 p.m. on Saturday September 23. For local businesses selling sandbags and sand, visit www.CharlesCountymd.gov/services/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/sandbags.
Remember these basic safety tips:
- Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
- Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and two feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
- If floodwater rises around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
Severe weather notices are posted online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov, www.facebook.com/CharlesCounty, and www.twitter.com/CharlesCoMD. Sign up for the Citizen Notification System at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/services/alerts/citizen-notification-system to receive inclement weather and traffic alerts by text message, email, or phone. For information on power outages, view the SMECO outage map at stormcenter.smeco.coop or call 1-877-747-6326 to report a power outage. Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.
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The Maryland Security Operations Center is investigating a network security incident involving the Maryland Department of Health. The Maryland Department of Information Technology, the Maryland Department of Health, and the Maryland Department of Emergency Management are working closely with federal and state law enforcement partners to address the incident and to gather additional information. Certain systems have been taken offline out of an abundance of caution and other precautions have and will be taken.
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