The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology, is monitoring Hurricane Joaquin closely and is ready to respond. Hurricane Joaquin’s path is moving further east, and its direct impact will remain east of St. Mary’s County. However, there is still potential for strong winds and flooding as a result of the storm. The influx of rain and strong winds increase the risk of incidents to occur.
The best way to prepare for the uncertainty is to be prepared. Residents are reminded to register with Nixle; a Community Information Service built exclusively for secure and reliable communications to residents. Advisories are placed within minutes of an incident and will inform residents of accidents and road closures.
Social media is also used to communicate information to residents:
If you have trouble registering for any of the communication channels above, call the Public Information Office at 301-475-4200, ext. 1922.