Kent County Office of Emergency Services is in contact with Maryland’s emergency agency, MEMA and the National Weather Service on the monitoring of Hurricane Sandy and her potential impact level for the Eastern Shore. Currently, the models are still very much in flux and concrete storm direction, arrival, wind strength and rain amounts are very difficult. What we do know is rain could potentially start mid day on Saturday and continue through Monday night. Conference calls are in the process of being scheduled and as we receive more solid information, we will make sure you are notified.
The current possible track for Sandy is attached. Please remember this is not set in stone.
Please take this time to secure any outside furniture and decorations that could be moved in strong winds. Cleaning and clearing gutters and storm drains is recommended. Ensuring you have fresh batteries, working flashlights, radios, fully fueled vehicles, ready to go emergency kits, food, water, books and games (in case of power outage) is also a very good idea. Don’t forget your pets in your planning!
OES will be updating the Kent County Website and our Facebook page throughout this event as well.
Kristin A. McMenamin, BA, MS
Emergency Preparedness Planner
Kent County Office of Emergency Services
Member, Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council
Email: [email protected]