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).

· Those served by well water are reminded that power loss could result in loss of water

· Have bottled water on hand, and set aside water in bathtubs for washing and flushing toilets

· Have canned and other nonperishable foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration

Governor Larry Hogan issued a State of Emergency for all of Maryland. In the event that the Worcester County Commissioners issue a State of Emergency for Worcester County, tune in to your local news stations, for information and instructions on what additional measures to take, or visit Worcester County at www.co.worcester.md.us or on Facebook and Twitter.