Latest news & announcements

Worcester County Not Opening Shelters at This Time

Due to changing weather patterns, Worcester County emergency shelters will not open Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine are now forecast to arrive later and last longer than earlier predictions. Worcester County officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and will keep the public informed if sheltering plans change.

Tune in to your local news stations for current information and instructions regarding weather conditions throughout the weekend.


Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers to close at noon Saturday, Sept. 3

 The Worcester County Central Landfill and all Homeowner Convenience Centers will close today, Saturday, September 3, 2016, at noon, due to inclement weather conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Hermine.

Normal operating hours are anticipated to resume on Sunday, September 4. Worcester County officials will continue to monitor the progress of the storm and advise the public of any further cancellations or closings that may occur.


State of Emergency Declared in Worcester County

The Worcester County Commissioners declared a local State of Emergency in anticipation of severe weather conditions, including heavy rains, strong winds, storm surge and potential flooding to be caused by Tropical Storm Hermine beginning Saturday, September 3, 2016. These conditions may threaten homes and other structures and the flow of traffic throughout the County.

Secure Property and Prepare for Tropical Storm Conditions

The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for the Worcester County area. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) recommends all residents and visitors take steps to protect themselves and others as well as personal property.

Out of the Darkness Walk Marks 5th Year on the Boardwalk

Snow Hill, MD – This fall, a morning spent on the Boardwalk can help save lives, spread awareness about suicide, and provide comfort to those who have lost friends or family. On September 24, the 5th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk to End Suicide will return to Ocean City. The annual event, which attracts hundreds of walkers every year, raises funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, with those funds used to teach suicide awareness and mental health first aid.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, September 5

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) administrative office, will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016, for the Labor Day holiday. The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers will also be closed.

Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Stores and the DLC warehouse will be open during standard hours of operation.

WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 6. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.


Youth Field Hockey Clinic to be held in Berlin

A Youth Field Hockey Clinic will be held at the Northern Worcester Athletic Complex in Berlin this fall. Open to participants ages kindergarten - 8th grade, this program will run on Tuesdays, September 13 through October 18 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. 

Worcester County Internet Service Providers

Worcester County has many Internet Service Providers available to county residents.  Offered services are provided at the discretion of the individual companies, and services may only be available through parts of the county and not the county as a whole.  The following link will help provide a listing of high speed broadband providers available to individual residents based on where they live:  http://www.broadbandmap.gov/

Below is a list of contact information for providers that are known to service areas of Worcester County.