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Ahead of the Category 1 Hurricane on the way up the Atlantic Coast today, the city of Annapolis is passing out sand bags.
An additional 2,200 pounds of sand and 1,500 sand bags have been made available to city residents.
The materials will be made available at Dock Street near the Starbucks. Only city residents are eligible, and rationing is in effect - ten bags for businesses, and 6 bags for private residents.
The mayor also directed all city garages to allow residents to park for free, they'll just need to show identification. The mayor wants the roads clear so that emergency vehicles can get where they need to go, and to protect people's cars.
The Annapolis High School will open as a pet-friendly shelter at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. Anyone needing assistance with transportation to the shelter should call 410-260-2211 after 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27.
Non-emergency calls should continue to be directed to the City of Annapolis' Emergency Call Center at 410-260-2211.
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