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Assateague Island Wild Horse Update

Berlin, MD-The National Park Service has completed its September 2018 population census of the wild horses on Assateague Island.  The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 79 horses, including 21 stallions and 58 mares.  The third foal of the year, colt N6BMT-FQ, was born in September to N6BMT-F “Jojo”.  
 

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, October 8

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018, for the Columbus Day holiday. 

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will be open during standard hours of operation.
WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, October 9. Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Worcester County Health Department and Town of Snow Hill partner to sponsor 6th Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk

Snow Hill, MD- Fall into fitness this October and participate in the 6th Annual Making Strides for Awareness Fun Walk to be held at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3 at Byrd Park in Snow Hill, Market Street. This is a free event co-sponsored by the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Snow Hill. The first 50 registrants will receive a HOPE stadium cup.  Registration begins at 5pm. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a ½ mile, 1-mile, or 2-mile walk.  

Commissioners commend Berlin Little League Junior Girls on State win

September 18, 2018, the Commissioners present commendations to members of the Berlin Little League Junior Girls’ Softball Team for winning the 2018 Maryland State Championship for their age division. Team members include coaches Katie and Stan Griffin and Greg Young and team members Sarah Smith, Chloe Candeloro, Jenna Danner, Morgan Sullivan, Harleigh Donaway, Skylar Griffin, Zoe Rayne, Lexi Mumford, Sydney Taylor, Emily Sandt, Amaya Dischinger, Abigail Clarke, Kiara Taylor, and Abby Wesche.

September 18, 2018, the Commissioners present commendations to members of the Berlin Little League Junior Girls’ Softball Team for winning the 2018 Maryland State Championship for their age division. Team members include coaches Katie and Stan Griffin and Greg Young and team members Sarah Smith, Chloe Candeloro, Jenna Danner, Morgan Sullivan, Harleigh Donaway, Skylar Griffin, Zoe Rayne, Lexi Mumford, Sydney Taylor, Emily Sandt, Amaya Dischinger, Abigail Clarke, Kiara Taylor, and Abby Wesche.                                                                                               

 

Commissioners congratulate Berlin Little League Ages 11-2 All Stars on State win

September 18, 2018, the Commissioners present commendations to members of the Berlin Little League Ages 11-12 All Stars for winning the 2018 Maryland State Championship for their age division. Team members include coaches Ron Knerr and Scott Gardner, manager Cameron McDonough and team members Owen Knerr, Alex Navarro, Gavin Solito, Kannon Cropper, Nate Berzonski, Briggs Pugner, Lukas Lorning, Adam Gardner, Waylon Hobgood, Case Tilghman, Ryder Swanson, Stephen Wade, Riley Calloway, and Foster Smith.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September 18, 2018, The Commissioners stand with representatives from the Health Department and partnering organizations to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Month in Worcester County and to urge all citizens to learn the warning signs and risk factors for suicide by visiting worcesterhealth.org and by taking part in the Out of Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide on Saturday, September 22, at Caroline Street and the Boardwalk in Ocean City.

Based on latest storm track, Worcester urging residents to prepare for significant rainfall

Based on updated forecast information from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) regarding the track of Hurricane Florence, the threat to Worcester County has been significantly reduced. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) is urging residents to prepare for significant rainfall. Those residing in low-lying areas prone to flooding should prepare for flooding in their areas.
WCES Director Fred Webster reminds residents that driving through flooded roads is extremely dangerous. 

Worcester Residents in Low-Lying Areas Urged to Evacuate

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges those residing in mobile homes and low-lying, flood-prone areas in Zone A to make preparations to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Though no mandatory evacuation order has been issued at this time, residents in low-lying areas and mobile homes are extremely vulnerable to anticipated hurricane conditions.

Visit www.co.worcester.md.us and click on Know Your Zone to determine if individual properties are located in Zone A (greatest risk), Zone B, or Zone C (least risk).

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