CAROLINE COUNTY, Md. - Caroline County officials released the following update Tuesday:
· Caroline County has approximately 20 roads out due to downed trees or power lines and about 9 roads out due to high water or washouts. Public Works crews are out and addressing issues as quickly as they can. We are updating the road closure list regularly on the Caroline Department of Emergency Services Facebook page.
· Everyone has left the Emergency Shelter at Goldsboro Fire Company and we have closed that shelter. We still have about 30 people in the Emergency Shelter at Colonel Richardson High School. Power is still out to a large part of Federalsburg, so most shelterees are remaining in place until they can confirm power has been restored to their homes.
· A boil water advisory has been issued to residents of Jonestown who are on the community system due to low water system pressure caused by the power outages. It will be lifted as soon as the system passes safety tests. We issued the alert to Jonestown residents last night around 2:30 AM using the reverse 911 system, and would appreciate your assistance getting the information out through media outlets as well.
· The Governor has announced changes to Early Voting. Voting will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. In Caroline, the Emergency Operations Center and Early Voting share space. When the storm became imminent, we had to make changes to the set up that resulted in longer wait times for voters, and the Commissioners greatly appreciate their patience.