Due to the National Weather Service forecast, the Charles County Department of Emergency Services is providing sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property. Sandbags and sand will be available today, Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Residents can pick up empty sandbags at the Department of Emergency Services building (10425 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata). Sand will be available in the first parking lot at Laurel Springs Park (5940 Radio Station Rd, La Plata).
There is a limit of 10 bags per person. Residents should bring a shovel to fill the bags. No shovels or other tools will be provided.
Severe weather notices are posted online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov, on CCGTV which broadcasts on Verizon channel 10 and Comcast channel 95, www.facebook.com/CharlesCounty and www.twitter.com/CharlesCoMD. Sign up for the Citizen Notification System at www.CharlesCountyCNS.com to receive inclement weather and traffic alerts by e-mail or phone. Call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.