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Based on latest storm track, Worcester urging residents to prepare for significant rainfall

Based on updated forecast information from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) regarding the track of Hurricane Florence, the threat to Worcester County has been significantly reduced. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) is urging residents to prepare for significant rainfall. Those residing in low-lying areas prone to flooding should prepare for flooding in their areas.
WCES Director Fred Webster reminds residents that driving through flooded roads is extremely dangerous. 

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).

Worcester County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day September 22

The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Showell Elementary School on MD Rt. 589 (Racetrack Road). HHW and computers/laptops may be dropped off, but no other electronics will be accepted.

HHW includes pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Computers and laptops will be collected and later recycled.

Kitten tests positive for rabies near Girdletree - Residents who may have had contact should call the health department immediately

Snow Hill, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department confirms that a kitten has tested positive for rabies on August 29, 2018 on Snow Hill Rd (Rt. 12) north of Girdletree. The kitten was a female gray, black and tan striped tabby that was roughly eight-weeks-old. Residents of the property near where the kitten was found did not own the animal and the owners are unknown at this time.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, September 3

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, the Central Landfill in Newark, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, for the Labor Day holiday. WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 4. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Public invited to unveiling of Briddletown interpretive sign

The public is invited to join the Worcester County Commissioners as they unveil the Briddletown Interpretive Sign on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. on Flower Street beside Stephen Decatur Middle School (SDMS).

The new interpretive sign maps the development of the Briddletown community, which is located east of the Town of Berlin and dates back to 1866.

Vaccine Requirements for Students

Snow Hill, MD- Vaccines are vital to protect children from potentially serious diseases. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s doctor to determine which vaccines are needed and schedule an appointment as needed.