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Posted on: September 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] State Shelter Opened at Chesapeake College

CHesapeake shelter

Dorchester Count Emergency Services has not ordered evacuations anywhere in the county, but the Maryland Department of Human Services is opening two shelters to support any travelers, evacuees or residents in need of shelter during any storm or associated flooding. The Eastern Shore shelter will be located at:

Chespeake College
Health Professions and Athletic Center
1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679

The shelter is pet friendly, and anyone using the facilities should plan on bringing prescription medications, pillows, hygiene supplies, medical equipment, diapers, cell, phones, chargers, important documents, and any other personal comfort items if possible.

“Mass evacuations are not in effect, but it is important for everyone in our community to know that if they find themselves in distress, there is a place to go,” said Dorchester Emergency Services director Anna Sierra. “In the event of mass evacuations here, local shelters will be communicated to the public.”

Dorchester County residents should monitor their television, radio and social media outlets for evacuation notices. These notices will also be made by telephone, and residents are urged to register for these emergency notifications at the Dorchester County website (link:

Residents also need to know if their home is in, or near, and evacuation zone. Those zones can be found on an interactive map on the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) website. (link:

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