On July 12th, at approximately 8:30 pm, a strong thunderstorm came through the Dentsville and Newburg area. Due to the severity of the storm and the abundance of calls such as trees down, wire/transformer problems, and trees into or on houses, County Fire Chief Kaufmann, Deputy County Fire Chief Herbert, Deputy Special Ops Chief Sekuterski, and multiple departments sent apparatus and personnel to the area. Over 60 volunteers from the county responded to assist with removing trees from roadways and assessing structures that trees collapsed on. Units operated in the Dentsville and Newburg areas for approximately 4 hours before returning to service.
Thank you to SMECO, Charles County Public Works, and Charles County Communications for their support.