Congressman Hoyer inspects Charles flood damage

U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer visited Charles County on Sunday, September 11, to inspect damage caused by Tropical Storm Lee, according to a Charles County press release.

Joined by Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly, Commissioner Ken Robinson, County Administrator Dr. Rebecca Bridgett, Director of Emergency Services Bill Stephens, Director of Public Works Bill Shreve, and Supervising District Engineer for the State Highway Administration Lee Starkloff, Congressman Hoyer surveyed three sites in the county that were heavily affected by the storm, and spoke with citizens as well as those still working to repair the damage.

Commissioner President Kelly stated, “We are so gratified that our Congressman made time for us on such an important day to our country. I truly feel that he has an understanding of the issues we are facing.”

The release also states that Commissioner Kelly was impressed by the work and commitment the State Highway Administration (SHA) has shown Charles County. “We are impressed by the excellent response from the SHA throughout all of this,” she stated.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee remain throughout Charles County. Residents are advised to tune in to local radio and television news stations for emergency alerts and actions. Updated information is also available online at www.CharlesCounty.org, on the Charles County Government Facebook page, and on Charles County Government cable television stations (Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10).