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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. 
“Depending on the depth of the water, it’s hard to tell if there’s still actually roadway under the flood waters,” Webster said. “Everyone should heed the public service message to ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown.’” 
 Beginning Friday and continuing throughout the weekend, Worcester County is likely to experience wind, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour, heavy rain of up to six inches, rip currents, and bayside and tidal flooding. With already saturated soils, additional rain this weekend will likely result in downed trees and power lines.