Hurricane Florence Update #2
Good afternoon:

At this point, we are expecting rain and elevated wind levels starting tomorrow and running through the weekend. We are continuing to monitor the information we receive from the County and will send updates as needed. 

Residents and business owners are encouraged to use the sandbag stations located at Dr. William Henry Park, 123 Flower St. and the Public Works Yard at 309 William St. 

The County and the State of MD have established flood evacuation zones for our area - available here . The State also has a searchable database where you can check your zone - available here .

For your reference, I've attached the Worcester County press release on Hurricane Florence and the latest information from the National Weather Service (NWS) below.

Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information   

Laura Allen
Town Administrator
Emergency Preparedness Kits:

As Hurricane Florence approaches, it is important to take the steps necessary to ensure you're prepared. Hurricanes cannot be controlled, but there are things you can do to prepare – such as assembling a disaster supply kit. It could take a few days for help to arrive if a hurricane hits.

Your emergency preparedness kit should include:
  • A gallon of water per person per day (don’t forget about your pets), for at least three days.
  • A three-day supply of non-perishable food items: canned goods, fruit cups, cereal bars, and trail mix.
  • A blanket and pillow - you may want to store them in a dry plastic bag to ensure your comfort.
  • A change of clothes, sturdy footwear, and rain gear.
  • Tools, flashlight, and radio – a wrench or pliers can help with turning off valves, flashlights if power is out, and a battery-operated radio to stay connected if power or cellular connections are lost.
  • Emergency cash, documents, and first-aid supplies – cash will be needed if ATMs are down, as well as important family documents, copies of insurance information, bank account numbers, and identification, also write down important phone numbers for family and friends.
  • First-aid supplies – antiseptic ointment, bandages, sterile gauze, and ibuprofen or aspirin.
  • Personal hygiene and health items – to conserve clean water, wipes are suggested in place of a shower, a toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper, and prescription medications.
  • Entertainment to pass the time – board games, toys for children, and books.

Once your kit is prepared, store it in a cool dry place and replace perishable items as needed.

For more information on hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) website .
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MD 21811