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Ocean City Continues to Monitor Hurricane; Residents in Low-Lying Areas Need to Keep Watch

Town of Ocean City Continues to Monitor the Path of Hurricane Florence

From Town of Ocean City, 9/12/18: Along with moderate wind and rain, the current path of Hurricane Florence will likely bring storm surges and tidal flooding, specifically in our A and B zones. If you live in Zone A or B, PREPARE NOW by gathering supplies in case you have to leave immediately, or if services are cut off. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets. Obtain extra batteries and charging devices for phones and other critical equipment. Learn more about flood preparedness at https://www.ready.gov/floods 

It’s imperative to stay informed before, during and after a storm. The Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on various websites, social media outlets and through the Emergency Alert system.  In an effort to keep citizens informed with the most updated and accurate information, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on the following outlets:

Worcester Residents in Low-Lying Areas Urged to Evacuate

From Worcester County Government, 9/11/18: 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).

  • Those served by well water are reminded that power loss could result in loss of water
  • Have bottled water on hand, and set aside water in bathtubs for washing and flushing toilets
  • Have canned and other nonperishable foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration

Governor Larry Hogan issued a State of Emergency for all of Maryland. In the event that the Worcester County Commissioners issue a State of Emergency for Worcester County, tune in to your local news stations, for information and instructions on what additional measures to take, or visit Worcester County at www.co.worcester.md.us or on Facebook and Twitter.

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