Hurricane Florence – Update #4

Do we dare say the sun is shining today? Well, scattered showers in association with Hurricane Florence are expected across the Worcester County area on Friday, Sept. 14. This as the hurricane makes landfall to the south of the Delmarva Peninsula. Some minor tidal flooding is possible Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service/Wakefield.

Early next week, Florence will be scooped up by the next approaching cold front, putting heavy rain chances back into our forecast Monday and Tuesday of next week, WBOC News reports.

Please continue to refer to the latest guidance and information from the Ocean Pines Association concerning Hurricane Florence.

PinesAlert: Stay Informed, at home and on the go!

It’s a good time to remember to sign up for PinesAlert. Get important, timely information wherever you are. PinesAlert will help you stay informed, at home and on the go. The alert subscription is a free service provided by the Ocean Pines Association; however, standard text message rates may apply based on your cellular plan. Please check with your cellular provider for more information. To sign up, Ocean Pines residents and guests should text the word PINES to 88474.

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MEMA Reminds Marylanders: September is National and Maryland Preparedness Month

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reminds Marylanders that this is time to review their preparedness plans.

“The flooding in Ellicott City and other parts of Maryland earlier this year reminds us that emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere,” said MEMA’s Executive Director, Russell Strickland. “It is imperative that we all have a plan in place and a disaster supply kit. Now is the time to make sure you are ready for emergencies,” he added. Read more.

Stay Safe. Find Your Evacuation Zone Today. “Know Your Zone” is a new color-coded interactive map you can use to determine which storm evacuation zone you live in based upon your street address. Knowing your zone will help you avoid unnecessary evacuation travel, thereby reducing highway congestion, easing overcrowding at local storm shelters and boosting public safety. Simply click the ‘Find Your Zone” button. Enter your address on the map and view your color-coded evacuation zone. Emergency managers will work with local media and use social media and other tools to notify residents of impacted zones and what to do to stay safe. Click here to view the zones.

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