Washington County Government and Emergency Services will be holding a town hall meeting at Burnside First Church of God (3904 Mills Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782) on Thursday, May 24 th at 7:00 p.m. We are requesting your presence at this meeting, as it is important for the County to keep all citizens informed of our recovery plans and how we intend to move the community forward. In addition, staff will be discussing timelines for road repairs, concerns related to emergency services delivery, and fielding questions from concerned citizens.

Last week, the County identified four stages of flood recovery and progression. On Monday, May 21 st , we transitioned from Stage 1 – monitor and rescue into Stage 2 – stabilize and loss prevention . This week we will continue the transition from Stage 2 into Stage 3 – repair and open . Over time, we will transition from Stage 3 into Stage 4 – design and replace .

Beginning on Wednesday, May 23 rd , Washington County Emergency Management will be opening a Community Recovery Center (CRC). The County is opening the CRC to provide information about disaster assistance programs for South County flood victims. The CRC will be located at Potomac Valley Fire Station (2202 Dargan School Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782). Hours of the operation for the CRC will be Wednesday thru Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For residents looking to dispose of flood debris, the County’s Solid Waste Department will have dedicated containers at both Kaetzel and Dargan transfer stations. A Solid Waste permit sticker is not required to dispose of flood debris. Verification of address in the flood affected area (see map below) will be required and load counts will be recorded. At this time we cannot accept stone, shale, dirt or other such materials at these locations. 

We would like to extend a special thank you to the Boonsboro and Potomac Valley Fire Departments, their Chiefs, and their volunteers. Their help has been tremendous during this time of need and we are grateful for their service.