Will Annapolis be able to stay afloat during Hurricane Florence?

Well, Hurricane Florence has made her U.S. debut in the Carolinas this week and is well on her way up the East Coast. To prep, the city of Annapolis offered free sand and bags to its residents.

If you’re like me –i.e., not very hurricane-savvy — you might not know how sandbags are going to save us from sinking, so I’ll save you the trouble of looking it up: the weight and heft of the sandbags diverts water from your property to decrease the amount of flood damage you may get in the torrential rains.

The local rumor was that Hurricane Florence might start pounding the Annapolis shores as early as Thursday, so Naptown residents raced over to Truxtun Park on Wednesday, September 12, at 6 a.m. to claim their 10 bags of sand. If they forgot their shovels, extras were provided, and there were people from the Annapolis Department of Public Works to help shovel up to 25 pounds of sand into each bag. That’s 250 pounds of sand each, people! If that doesn’t save us from the rain, then break out your life preservers!

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Again, if you’re like me, you’re the unicorn in this Noah’s Ark situation and didn’t get your 10 bags of sand and don’t have any life vests on hand. All I can say to you is this: good luck. Several streets in Annapolis are already underwater from last weekend’s rain.

In other words, we’re the overachievers of flooding and always ready to go down with the ship. Comment below if you’re ready!

Even Maryland’s Alpaca Farm is preparing for the worst. They’ve postponed their annual festival until Sept. 29.

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