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Residents in flood prone areas should have a plan in place to relocate to higher ground

            The National Weather Service issued high wind and coastal flood warnings for the Worcester County throughout the duration of the winter storm to affect the area beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents in flood prone areas to make arrangements to relocate to higher ground if floodwaters threaten their areas, with all other residents encouraged to shelter in place.

Worcester County Emergency Services Urges Residents to Be Aware of Potential Winter Storm Hazards

Though snow forecasts for the winter storm to impact Worcester County beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday remain relatively low, Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents to be aware of potential hazards caused by the wintry mix of sleet, snow and rain, coupled with freezing temperatures, and high winds.

The wintry mix is likely to impact travel conditions beginning Friday afternoon and worsen Saturday evening. Be aware that slick roadway conditions and low visibility may make driving hazardous.

Worcester County Emergency Services Urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storm

January 19, 2016, the National Weather Service is calling for a winter storm beginning early Friday through Saturday night, with snow, high winds of up to 50 miles per hour, and the potential for coastal flooding for the Lower Eastern Shore. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) urges residents to prepare now for severe weather.

Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program

HealthConnectNow Event Scheduled

Snow Hill, MD– The Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program will be hosting HealthConnectNow on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset Civic Center at 11828 Crisfield Lane Princess Anne, MD.

Pickleball comes to the Worcester County Recreation Center

            Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks is excited to offer Pickleball for the first time this winter! This drop-in program will be played indoors at the Worcester County Recreation Center on a badminton-sized court and with a slightly modified tennis net.  

Christmas tree drop off sites

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through Jan. 15, 2016. Trees can be dropped off at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost to area residents only. 
“Despite the future closing of the Berlin HOCC for yard waste on January 1,” we will still be providing containers at that site and the Pocomoke HOCC for Christmas Tree Recycling,” Public Works Director John Tustin said. “Citizens may bring their trees to the HOCC for disposal until Jan. 15.”

Yard Waste will not be accepted at Berlin Transfer Station beginning January 1

Yard waste will not be accepted at the Berlin Homeowner Convenience Center (HOCC) beginning January 1, 2016 through completion of a project to cap and close the rubblefill located at the site.

December 31, 2015 will be the last day homeowners are permitted to drop off yard waste at the Berlin HOCC. Starting Jan. 1, homeowners should take yard waste to the Central Landfill in Newark for disposal.

County honors service of former Commissioner Louise L. Gulyas

The Worcester County Commissioners and staff bid a fond farewell to our dear friend and former County Commissioner Louise L. Gulyas, who passed away Thursday morning, December 17, 2015.

Gulyas was elected as a County Commissioner to represent the Ocean City District - District Seven in 1998. She was the second woman ever to be elected as a County Commissioner, and she served four consecutive terms until retiring in 2014.

Holiday Schedule for Worcester County Government offices

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices will close at noon Thursday, December 24, 2015, in observance of the Christmas holiday and reopen Monday, Dec. 28. WCG offices will also be closed Friday, January 1, 2016 for New Year’s Day.

The Solid Waste Division of Public Works, both the Central Landfill in Newark and Homeowner Convenience Centers (HCCs), holiday hours of operation are as follows. Reminder, HCCs are closed Wednesdays.

·         HCCs and the Central Landfill will close at noon Dec. 24 and reopen Dec. 26

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