Annapolis employees will pass out sandbags near the Market House on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help people prepare for potential flooding from Hurricane Sandy.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley declared a state of emergency for all Maryland counties on Friday morning in advance of the "Frankenstorm"—which is expected to reach the state as early as Sunday.
Residents can pick up five bags and businesses can pick up 10 bags—both of which need to be filled on site. According to a press release, the city has approximately 20 tons of sand to pass out on a first come, first serve basis.
Officials will be checking identification to ensure that all people who pickup sandbags live or own a business in Annapolis. According to the release, people can buy additional sandbags from local hardware and home improvement stores.
The release asks people picking up bags to park behind the Market House because the city will create a filling station for the bags in the spots along Market Space.
The city has also opened the Annapolis dam valve completely to drop the water level as low as possible by the end of today. Annapolis will operate the valve as needed over the weekend.
Other important storm information:
- Annapolis Urges Residents to Prepare for 'Frankenstorm'
- How to Vote Early if Hurricane Sandy Takes Out the Power
- O'Malley Declares State of Emergency in Maryland for Hurricane Sandy
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