The Charles County Department of Emergency Services is continuing distribution of free sand and sandbags to county residents who need them to protect property as they prepare for severe weather.
Sand distribution will continue on Sunday, Oct. 28 beginning at 9 a.m. in the first parking lot at Laurel Springs Park (5940 Radio Station Rd, La Plata). Residents are responsible for picking up empty sandbags at the Department of Emergency Services building (10425 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata) on the front porch under the awning, transporting the bags to Laurel Springs Park, and filling the bags with sand. Distribution will continue until existing sand supply is exhausted.
There is a limit of 10 bags per person. Residents should bring a shovel to fill the bags. No shovels or other tools will be provided.
Severe weather information and emergency notices will be posted on the Charles County website ( www.CharlesCountyMD.gov), on the county's Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/CharlesCounty), and on the county's government cable station, CCGTV, broadcast on Verizon channel 10 and Comcast channel 95.
Register today for Charles County's Citizen Notification Service (CNS) to receive inclement weather and traffic alerts by e-mail or on your cell phone or pager. To sign up for the free CNS service, visit www.CharlesCountyCNS.com.