With freezing temperatures expected beginning Sunday, 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. Although warming centers are available, the county community centers, Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center and Calvert Library locations will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Residents who need to get warm can go to one of the following locations:
 
Northeast Community Center
4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach 
Open Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
 
Mt. Hope Community Center
100 Pushaw Station Road, Sunderland
Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and 
Sunday, 12:30-6 p.m.
 
Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center
901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick
Open Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
 
Southern Community Center
20 Appeal Lane, Lusby
Open Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Sunday
 
Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center
130 Auto Drive, Prince Frederick
Open Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and 
Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
 
Calvert Library locations
Open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, noon-5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 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 Google Play.
 
Visit Calvert County Government online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov  or on Facebook.

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