Tropical Storm Isaias expected to affect Southern Maryland this week!
Maryland is not normally known for hurricane related disasters, but it seems that within the last few years it has become increasingly common. With Topical Storm Isaias approaching the coastline SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill find it important to prepare.
Hurricane Isaias has caused The National Weather Service to issue a Tropical Storm Watch and Flash Flood Watch for Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening for much of Maryland. In Southern Maryland tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to cause winds from 40-70 MPH with about 3-4 inches of rain. The Eastern Shore could possibly see 7 plus inches of rain by Tuesday evening. Flash Flood warnings are issued for Southern Maryland from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
During this time, it is important to take necessary measures to protect your family and your home.
- MEMA is reminding Maryland residents to make sure emergency kits include at least 2 face masks for each person as well as Hand Sanitizer, disinfectants, and other COVID-19 related supplies.
- Tie down any loose furniture or grills that are outside and subject to substantial winds and could be blown about causing secondary damage.
- Keep devices charges in case of power outages.
- If the roadway is flooded, TURN AROUND, do not attempt to drive through the standing water.
- Only use generators outdoors! Generators should be at least 20 feet away from home, doors, windows, and vents.
SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill will be on standby if we are needed. In the time of an emergency we are still Here to Help! Do not hesitate to call us right away, 301.753.8313 or 301.292.4447.