Public warned to secure outdoor items

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) warns the public to prepare now for two weather emergencies expected to threaten the Eastern Shore and cause coastal flooding, heavy rainfall and strong winds beginning as early as Friday.

Tie down boats. Secure residential and construction items, which can become dangerous projectiles during high winds. Other steps to take include the following:

  • Gather candles, matches, flashlights, batteries and a portable radio in the event of a power outage
  • Have water on hand as well as canned and packaged foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration
  • Those served by wells should fill containers with water to use in cleaning and flushing toilets in the event of power outages
  • Assemble an emergency kit that contains prescription and other needed medicines, extra clothing and other supplies used by your family

WCES is working closely with state and other local agencies to monitor and prepare for these storms. Residents may visit www.co.worcester.md.us to register to receive instant notification by cell phone about disasters and other emergencies that develop. Tune in to the Town of Ocean City’s FM Advisory Radio Station at 99.5 and 100.3, as well as local news stations to receive current information and instructions as the storms progress.