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Volunteers are Spirit of Worcester

In late August, the Commissioners and Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley thanked a handful of volunteers during the annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards dinner at the Atlantic Hotel for their work in the community. Those present were nominated by their peers in May in the individual, faith-based, nonprofit, team, County employee, and lifetime achievement categories.

Downed trees and some minor flooding possible with weekend rainfall

While effects to Worcester County from Hurricane Matthew should be minimal, some minor coastal flooding and downed trees in areas where the ground is already saturated from recent heavy rains are expected. Residents should use caution when traveling in areas where recent flooding has occurred and be aware of the possibility of falling trees.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), widespread rainfall flooding is not anticipated, since rainfall will likely occur over an 18-24-hour period from Friday night through Saturday night.

Advisory Lifted for Pocomoke River in Snow Hill Vicinity

October 5, 2016 – As a result of recent sampling analysis that was conducted in response to the combined sanitary overflow (CSO) reported by the Town of Snow Hill, the Worcester County Department of Environmental Programs has lifted the public advisory that was issued on September 30.  

  The high volume of stream flow contributed to the rapid dilution of the combined stormwater- sewage overflow. 

Roadway Conditions May Impact Commute for Monday as Flooding Continues

Roadway conditions may impact residents commute for Monday as major flooding continues along the Pocomoke River.

MD 12 is currently closed just south of Sermon Road near the fire tower due to washout.  This segment of road is expected to remain closed for several weeks. MD 12 is also closed between the Department of Liquor Control and Green Street in Snow Hill due to high water that is expected to persist for several days. Commuters from the Salisbury area are encouraged to travel via US 13S to US 113N through Pocomoke or US 50E to US 113S through Berlin.

Avoid Contact with Pocomoke River Near Snow Hill at This Time Due to Combined Sanitary Overflow

Friday, September 30, 2016 – As a result of prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, the Town of Snow Hill reported to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Worcester County Environmental Programs that they have a combined sewer overflow event of over 10,000 gallons from their treatment plant. A combined sanitary overflow (CSO) is an overflow event from a combined sewer system that also collects rainwater.

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Cycling Collection Day on October 1

The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Showell Elementary School parking lot. 

Commissioners remain committed to constructing a new Showell Elementary School

Because there’s been a lot of buzz in the media regarding plans to construct a new Showell Elementary School (SES), the Commissioners want to assure the public that they remain committed to constructing an affordable new school that is attractive, safe, and affords a climate that is conducive to learning. 

Community Alert Siren to Sound Saturday, October 1

Saturday, October 1, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute.

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information.