The President of the Somerset County Commissioners has approved a voluntary evacuation of Smith Island (Zone A-1) Thursday, September 5th. The Natural Resources Police will be arriving at Ewell dock at noon and will proceed to Tylerton at 12:30 pm to transport anyone who wishes to leave for the mainland. The Coast Guard will be at the Ewell Dock at 3:00pm, departing for Crisfield at 3:30 pm. Storm conditions often temporarily cut off essential services between the island and the mainland during the height of the storm. All Smith Island residents are asked to carefully consider the possible need for essential services as Dorian passes our area.

Local radio, television stations and Somerset County’s CodeRed emergency notification system will be used to broadcast messages to our community. Finally, our official social media page will have messaging. See Somerset County Emergency Services on Facebook for the latest accurate updates. Be sure your information is coming from an official and reliable source.