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Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, April 1

Saturday, April 1, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information. 

A portion of Delaware Road to be closed for repairs

The Public Works Roads Division will be closing Delaware Road from Rollie Road eastward to the Delaware line from roughly March 16, 2017 through April 7 for culvert replacement and road work. This closure will not affect Hidden Harbor traffic ingress or egress to or from Delaware 54. For more information regarding this road closure, please contact Roads Superintendent Frank J. Adkins atfadkins@co.worcester.md.us.

Washington D.C. Spring Motorcoach Tour

Worcester County Recreation & Parks is offering a day trip to Washington D.C. this spring. 

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, come spend the day in Washington D.C., and take advantage of seeing the sights of your Nation's Capital. Enjoy time exploring the National Mall, visit one of the Smithsonian Museums, or walk around the Tidal Basin to view the monuments and cherry blossoms. We hope you will join us for this exciting day for only $60 per person.

Commissioners proclaim March as Women's History Month in Worcester County

March 7, 2017, The Commissioners meet with Commission for Women Chair Eloise Henry-Gordy and other members to proclaim March as Women’s History Month in Worcester County and to recognize the contributions of women locally to the economic, cultural and social vitality of the County.

Also pictured, Commissioner Diana Purnell presents a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month to Commission for Women Chair Eloise Henry-Gordy.

Update: Detour Five Mile Branch Road Bridge Starting Monday, December 5th

Update posted 3/8/2017:
Due to construction material delays, Five Mile Branch Road is scheduled to be reopened by April 28, 2017.

Original posted 12/2/2016:
The Department of Public Works – Roads Division is implementing a detour beginning on Monday, December 5, 2016 for the replacement of Five Mile Branch Road Bridge. View the  map and detour directions explaining the detour.  The roadway closure is expected to last approximately 60 days. 

Tourism Officials call for 2017 Worcester Green nominations

Worcester County Tourism is accepting nominations through April 10, 2017 for the 6th annual Worcester Green Awards. Worcester Green celebrates excellence in promoting environmentally friendly practices, strategies and products.

Worcester County Library Seeks Board Member to Represent Pocomoke

The Worcester County Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Worcester County resident to volunteer for a Board vacancy representing Pocomoke City including areas beyond the town limits.  The Library Board is composed of seven members who reside in the various communities and towns in the county. Candidates should be passionate about the important role the Worcester County Library plays in our community.

Eastern Shore Counties partner to offer National Weather Service SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training

The five Eastern Shore Emergency Management Offices, in cooperation with the National Weather Service Regional Weather Office in Wakefield, Virginia, will offer a Basic SKYWARN training. This two-hour course is free and will take place at Guerreri Hall at Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 6 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, how to identify potential severe weather, collect information to report along with how to report that information, and basic severe weather safety.

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