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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Wicomico County Executive Issues Sandy State of Emergency

Wicomico County Executive Issues

Hurricane Sandy State of Emergency

October 28, 2012
County Executive Richard M. Pollitt, Jr. has issued a Declaration of Emergency for Wicomico County in anticipation of hurricane/tropical-storm strength winds and torrential rains that may begin in the county on October 28th as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
He asks that citizens call a special “Hurricane Hotline”
The “Hurricane Hotline” number: 211
Mr. Pollitt urged citizens to NOT call 911 for hurricane-related information.
Residents living in the Evacuation Areas listed below are encouraged to Voluntarily Evacuate those areas and seek safe shelter during the storm.
The voluntary evacuations should commence at 9:00 am Sunday, October 28, and residents who choose to evacuate, should complete that evacuation no later than 4:00 pm Sunday October 28.
The County has established an emergency shelter at the James M. Bennett High School, See details below.
Evacuation Details
----Residents of the following areas are urged to begin evacuating at 9:00 A.M. today and evacuate no later than 4:00 P.M. today, October 28, 2012.
Areas in Wicomico County:
All of 21840 (Nanticoke Post Office)
West of Nebo Road
All of 21814 (Bivalve Post Office)
West of Nebo Road
All of 21865 (Tyaskin Post Office)
West of Nebo Road
All of 21856 (Quantico Post Office)
West of Nebo Road
(Addresses within thePINK area of the map are within the voluntary evacuation zone)
... OR ...
Area In the City of Salisbury
Canal Woods Community Homes and Condominiums Located on Canal Park Drive
----Citizens are urged to seek shelter with friends/relatives or at a motel or hotel.
If this is not possible, shelter is available at:James M. Bennett High School
300 East College Avenue, Salisbury, MD

The Shelter opens at 9:00 A.M. today (Sunday October 28) and is pet-accommodating.
----If citizens use the James M. Bennett High School shelter, it is suggested that they bring these items:
Use backpack etc... to carry your supplies.
Special items for infant, elderly or disabled members of the household
A change of clothes (several changes)
List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
Copy of health insurance and identification cards
Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Blankets or sleeping bags
Waterless hand soap
Games, books etc.
Baby food & diapers
(Moist towelettes, toilet paper, garbage bags & ties for personal sanitation)
“Go-Kit” for your pets/service animals (food, crate, medical records, ID tags, leash, etc.)
Blankets or sleeping bags for each person
Prescription medications
Important Papers (Easy to access)
Ferry Operations
---- Citizens are urged to check the Ferry Hotline 410-543-2765
In issuing the Emergency Order, Mr. Pollitt said, “Our county staff has all plans in place for the protection of our citizens if this weather event becomes as challenging as anticipated. I fully realize that being asked to leave one’s home is truly disturbing. On the other hand, preventing risky rescue operations as a result of high winds and flooding is well worth it. I know the citizens of Wicomico County will rise to meet this difficult situation just as have our dedicated employees.”
Rick Pollitt, County Executive

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