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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.

Secure outdoor objects, such as lawn furniture, which can become dangerous projectiles in high winds. Tie down boats. Gather candles, matches, flashlights, batteries and a portable radio in the event of a power outage. Have water on hand, as well as canned and packaged foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration. Assemble an emergency kit that contains prescriptions and other needed medicines, extra clothing, and other supplies used by your family.

Those living in low-lying areas may want to make arrangements to stay with friends or relatives due to the high probability of coastal flooding. Those living in mobile homes or directly on coastal areas should make arrangements to evacuate if advised to do so by local officials. If a county shelter is opened and you choose to seek shelter there, be sure to take along blankets and pillows.

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