WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- No swimming is allowed at beaches along Maryland's eastern shore this Labor Day weekend due to the post tropical storm Hermine.
Tourists are being told to pay attention to the forecast after Maryland's governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency on Friday.
The following counties are impacted by the order: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties.
Charles Vernon said, "I have an expensive boat. I don't want a tree to fall on it. I have it on a trailer so it's now in a strategic location so I minimize the chance of damage occurring to it."
Post tropical storm Hermine is prompting Vernon and others to buy storm necessities at Sneade's Ace Home Center in Chesapeake Beach.
One shopper said, "Make sure you have all your food, your water and sand bags. I am prepared for it been I've been through a couple of them."
The Mayor of Chesapeake Beach, Bruce Wahl, said residents need to be on high alert.
"Stay in and be vigilant. It's really blowing out here and it looks like it's going to get much worse before it blows over," said Mayor Wahl.
Wind, rain and flooding are expected to wash out Labor Day business here in this popular resort town.
Pete Ide said, "Hermine is more of a nuisance to us in the charter boat business than anything we're losing pretty much a whole weekend of work because it's too rough to fish."