Worcester residents urged to prepare for tropical storm conditions

September 5, 2019, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for the Worcester County area. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to impact the Eastern Shore now through Friday evening.

Expect prolonged periods of rain up to two inches, mild to moderate flooding, and winds of up to 45 mph inland and 55 mph along the coast. WCES personnel strongly encourage area residents and visitors to take precautionary measures at this time.

  • Secure boats and outdoor objects, which can become projectiles in high winds.
  • Gather flashlights, batteries, and a portable radio in the event of a power outage.
  • Keep water and canned/packaged foods on hand that do not require cooking or refrigeration.
  • Avoid traveling on or crossing flooded roadways, and heed the public service message, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”

Those residing in mobile homes and low-lying areas prone to flooding should prepare for any impact the storm may have on their areas.

WCES officials are working closely with local and state partners to continue to provide citizens with essential information through local media outlets, on the Worcester County Government websitehttps://www.facebook.com/worcestercountygovernment and https://twitter.com/WorcesterCounty.

Learn more about storm preparedness at www.co.worcester.md.us where you can click on Know Your Zone to view a copy of the Worcester County Evacuation Zone Maps, craft an emergency preparedness kit customized to the needs of your family, and sign up for Code Red emergency alerts.