At 12:33 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Hurricane Warning for the Eastern Shore of Maryland, specifically naming Talbot and Caroline Counties. Kent Island is being evacuated. In Talbot Counties, according to The Star Democrat, Oxford and Bay Hundred residents have been asked to leave.
Ocean City has ordered a mandatory evacuation for people, as have some other specific locales. Because it would complicate the evacuation of humans, the Maryland Department of Agriculture recommends sheltering livestock in place.
Horse owners should review the Maryland Horse Industry Board’s Disaster Action Guidelines for Horse Owners.
Some horse owners in low-lying areas of the Eastern Shore have chosen to relocate horses to the Western Shore. If you would like to relocate your horses, or you are willing to taken in relocated horses, you may visit The Equiery’s Facebook page to share your information.
Most of Central Maryland is under a flash flood watch for the entire weekend. Specific counties mentioned in the NWS flash flood watch include Anne Arundel, Baltimore (portions of), Calvert, Charles, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and St. Mary’s.
For more information, please visit or monitor:
National Weather Service alerts for the Mid-Atlantic Area (updated every hour or so)
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
The Coastlines Project Hurricane Update
National Weather Service – General Hurrican Information
Bored This Weekend?
If you end up stuck inside this weekend, and you’ve cleaned all the tack that you can stand to clean, and you have finished up with all those annoying barn chores that you procrastinate doing until a “rainy day,” and you don’t need to go outside to stack sandbags or repair downed fence while in a hurricane, and you are looking for something to do (or an excuse not to do all those other things) AND you still have internet connectivity, check out the horses, trucks, trailers and farms for sale on equiery.com! This is the last weekend for August ads online.
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