Latest news & announcements

Public Works Begins Recovery Efforts, Flooding Expected to Continue Through Monday

OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 4, 2015):  While reported damage from the storm system was minimal, Ocean City Public Works employees will be working through the next two weeks to restore areas of the city back to normal. Citizens are urged to avoid the boardwalk, beach and Inlet Lot to allow Public Works employees to easily clear those areas. 

Delmarva Power taking proactive actions to protect OC electric grid

Delmarva Power has informed Town of Ocean City officials that they are taking proactive actions in order to protect the Ocean City electric grid. Power has been turned off in all areas south of North Division Street and Baltimore Avenue. The Town of Ocean City will continue to update citizens of utility outages as frequently as possible.

Flooding expected to Continue during Next Several High Tide Cycles

OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 2, 2015):   With the first high tidal cycle bringing moderate to severe flooding to low-lying areas in Ocean City, town officials are cautioning residents and property owners to expect similar weather over the next several days.  Flood warnings and wind advisories remain in effect, with the expectation that the current system will keep wet weather in Ocean City through Sunday.  

Current Storm System to Bring Rain, With Flooding Expected to Begin Tomorrow Morning/Afternoon

OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 1, 2015): Town of Ocean City officials and emergency personnel are continuing to monitor the current storm system, in addition to the path of Hurricane Joaquin. While the track of the hurricane is unknown at this time, the town is preparing for large amounts of rain and the likelihood of flooding due to the current weather system beginning Friday, October 2.

Public warned to secure outdoor items

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) warns the public to prepare now for two weather emergencies expected to threaten the Eastern Shore and cause coastal flooding, heavy rainfall and strong winds beginning as early as Friday.

Tie down boats. Secure residential and construction items, which can become dangerous projectiles during high winds. Other steps to take include the following:

Delmarva Power is prepared for and closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Joaquin

Delmarva Power is prepared for and closely monitoring the approach of Hurricane Joaquin, which has the potential to cause significant damage throughout our service territory.  We urge our customers to be prepared and heed the advice of our emergency management officials.  Delmarva Power is committed to an emergency response system that makes safety a priority and restores power as quickly as possible.  Customers can report outages and downed wires at 1-800-898-8042 and through our mobile app.  Remember, never go near downed wires and always stay clear of working crews.

Entrepreneurs invited to attend VOLT Loan Informational Session

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED), in partnership with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation and Maryland Capital Enterprises, invites business owners and entrepreneurs to attend a Video Lottery Terminal (VOLT) small business loan information session. The session will take place at the Ocean Pines Branch Library on October 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Worcester County Recognizes Volunteers for Star Spirit

September 17, 2015, the Commissioners and Volunteer Services Manager Kelly Brinkley recognized seven individuals and four groups during the annual Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards dinner ceremony at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Volunteers were nominated by their peers in one of four star categories: youth, individual, faith-based and nonprofit volunteer program.

“These volunteers represent the countless hundreds of stars in our community stepping forward to volunteer to assure that vital community services and programs remain available to meet the needs of area residents and visitors,” Brinkley said. “It’s a huge honor to be able to shine the spotlight on them, even if it’s just for a moment to say thanks, and we appreciate the way you turn love into action to care for the community’s needs.”

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Cycling Collection Day on October 10

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 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Showell Elementary School parking lot.