Crisfield Prepares Residents for Hurricane Florence
Posted: Sep 13, 2018 5:54 PM
By Nicole Edenedo
(CRISFIELD, Md.) - Hurricane Florence has yet to unleash its fury on Delmarva but cities like Crisfield are wasting no time to prepare.
The city sent out its preparedness plan in case of flooding on Wednesday outlining a number of steps homeowners can take to get ready for the storm.
"The side streets they're always flooded. Like right now, we still have standing water from two days ago," said resident Wayne Johnson.
"Right now I'm waiting to get word on the storm surge, whether to move my car from a low-lying area. But it's a last minute thing because nobody knows anything yet. Everybody's impatient," said resident Gerald Louis Blackwell.
Crisifield residents living in low-lying areas can park their cars at Carvel Hall for safe-keeping. Transportation can be provided for people with special medical needs. Sand will be available at Crisfield High School free for the public to fill up and each property receives five bags on the first visit.
"Hurricane Sandy is the worst that I have experienced. There was water everywhere, trees down, cars flooded out. They had to evacuate people to Princess Anne, Salisbury, hotels," said Johnson.
The city is also reminding residents to never drive through flooded streets or attempt to remove debris. Crisfield police, along with the fire department and housing authority will be on hand throughout the worst of the storm.
In the event Crisfield does need to evacuate, residents should expect a phone call from the Somerset County Emergency Department about what to do next.