News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Department of Emergency Services is developing a Charles County Nuisance Flood Plan to address the County’s increase in flooding outside its mapped flood plains. If you have experienced flooding in Charles County, we are encouraging residents to go to Map Your Flooding Survey website, where you can record and describe your flooding event(s).  Public comments and the mapping survey will be open until Aug. 12 at 4 p.m.

The County has developed a webpage in coordination with the Maryland Environmental Service to tell the story of nuisance and urban flooding in Charles County at the Charles County Nuisance and Urban Flooding Storymap webpage.  This website identifies known flood locations as well as its effects and recommendations to help reduce flooding and increase community resiliency.

A public meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. to present the Nuisance Flood Plan, including public comment received.

For those without internet service or who would prefer to schedule an in-person appointment, contact the Department of Emergency Services at, 301-609-3429, or by mail at Charles County Department of Emergency Services, Attn: Nuisance Flood Plan, 10425 Audie Lane, La Plata, MD 20646.