Shelter to open in Somerset County due to Tropical Storm Isaias

SOMERSET CO., Md. – As Tropical Storm Isaias approaches, Somerset County residents are being urged to take precautions.

The Somerset County Commissioners and Emergency Operations Center recommends evacuation of all mobile homes in Somerset County. In addition, a voluntary evacuation of Smith Island is also recommended.

Due to COVID-19, officials recommend that those evacuating stay at a hotel or with a friend or family member out of harms way.

Washington High School will open as a shelter for those who need it, starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Masks will be required. Pets are allowed, and residents should bring their shot records, medications, and crates if you have them. You should also bring masks, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, medications, and personal hygiene items. If you have special dietary needs, you should bring your own supplies.

Transportation to the shelter will be provided from the following locations at 6:30 p.m. Monday:

  • Carvel Hall Crisfield
  • Marion Fire Department
  • Fairmount Fire Department
  • Dash-In Westover and the Old Somerset County Sheriff’s Office on Sam Barnes Road
  • Lucky’s Last Chance
  • Park and Ride Westover
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