PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Jan. 3, 2018 – With freezing temperatures expected throughout the weekend, there are several places residents can go to get warm. The county’s community centers will be open during regular hours and safe drinking water will be available. Residents who need to get warm can go to one of the following locations:

Northeast Community Center

4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach

Open SundayThursday8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and FridaySaturday8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Mt. Hope Community Center

100 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland

Open MondayFriday8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Saturday8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and
Sundaynoon-6 p.m.

Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center

901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick

Open SundayThursday8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and FridaySaturday8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

Southern Community Center

20 Appeal Lane, Lusby

Open MondaySaturday8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Sunday

Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center

130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick

Open MondayThursday6 a.m.-9 p.m. and FridaySaturday8 a.m.-9 p.m. and
Sunday8 a.m.-8 p.m.

  Calvert Library locations

  Open MondayThursday9 a.m.-9 p.m.Fridaynoon-5 p.m. and Saturday9 a.m.-5 p.m.;

  closed Sunday

During extreme cold weather events, the primary concern is the potential loss of heat, power, telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm or weather conditions continue for more than one day. Residents are encouraged to consider family members or neighbors with special needs and assist them in preparing for the winter weather. Remember, if it’s too cold outside for you it’s too cold outside for pets. Please bring pets inside.

To stay informed on approaching weather events, residents should monitor local television channels, radio stations and the internet. For information on what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert and what to do before, during and after a snowstorm or extreme cold, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency website at www.ready.gov/winter-weather.

This time of year is a good time to sign up for Calvert ALERT, a notification system that can send messages by text, email, fax, land line and pager. Residents are urged to visit the county website and click the Emergency Alerts link to register for the notification service. Those without internet access can call 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up. Residents are also encouraged to keep abreast of local conditions and emergency information by downloading the free “Prepare Me Calvert” emergency preparedness mobile application now available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices through the Apple App Store or the Google Play market.

Visit Calvert County Government online at www.co.cal.md.us or on Facebook.