SOMD – Due to significant coastal flooding conditions beginning tonight through Saturday at 2 p.m., sand and sandbags are available for residents of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties who need them to protect property.

Calvert County:

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety urges citizens to take necessary precautionary actions to protect flood-prone property. Sandbags will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at the following self-service locations:

• Appeal Salt Dome, 401 Sweetwater Road, Lusby

• Stafford Road Salt Dome, 335 Stafford Road, Barstow

• Mt. Hope Salt Dome, 300 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland

Citizens should bring a shovel to fill bags. Sandbags are limited to 20 per person. County staff will be on site to assist.

Used sandbags may be returned after the storm to any of the county customer convenience centers. There is no fee for returning used sandbags, which will be reused for future weather events.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and prepared in the event of an emergency by visiting www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/BeAwarePrepare and signing up for Calvert County ALERT to receive timely information about various emergency and non-emergency situations in the county. Citizens can also download the free Calvert Prepare app to their mobile device to access emergency information, alerts and preparedness guidance on the go.


Charles County:

The following locations have either sandbags and/or sand:

Bryans Road Building Supply – 3060 Livingston Road, Bryans Road, MD  20616 – (301) 283-6081 They have empty sandbags and full sandbags available.

A.G. Hungerford – 12165 Rock Point Road, Newburg, MD  20664 – (301) 259-2540   They have empty sandbags but also carry play sand to fill them.

La Plata Mill – 213 Kent Avenue, La Plata, MD  20646 – (301) 934-8161  They have empty sandbags and sand.

Lowe’s La Plata – 300 Rosewick Road, La Plata, MD  20646- (301) 539-7960  They have empty sandbags and sand.

La Plata Hardware – 6655 Crain Highway, La Plata, MD  20646 – (301) 934-3200  They have empty sandbags and sand.

Belair Road Supply – 10370 Theodore Green Boulevard, White Plains, MD  20695 – (301) 934-1800  They have empty sandbags and sand.

Lowe’s Waldorf – 2525 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD  20601 – (301) 843-9900  They have empty sandbags and sand.

Home Depot – 12050 Jefferson Farm Place, Waldorf, MD  20601 – (301) 638-7222  They have empty sandbags and sand.

Chaney Sand/Gravel House – 12475 Acton Lane, Waldorf, MD  20601 – (410) 618-3100   They have sand only.


St. Mary’s County:

In response, St. Mary’s County will offer self-service sandbags from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, for citizens wishing to prepare. Sandbags are not pre-filled and are limited to between 10 and 25 sandbags per person while supplies last at the following St. Mary’s County Convenience Center locations:

  • Charlotte Hall – 37766 New Market Turner Road
  • Oakville – 26630 North Sandgates Road
  • Clements – 24547 Horseshoe Road
  • St. Andrews – 44595 St. Andrews Church Road
  • Valley Lee – 45350 Happyland Road
  • Ridge – 13939 Point Lookout Road

Please contact the Department of Public Works & Transportation at 301-475-4200, ext. 3527 with questions.