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Worcester Co. Officials Say Approaching Storm Likely to Down Trees, Cause Outages

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SNOW HILL, Md.- Worcester County Emergency Services and National Weather Service officials are currently monitoring a strong cold front moving toward Maryland. This storm will likely impact Worcester County on Thursday, June 13, between 5 and 9 p.m., WCES officials said.  

Though expected to produce minimal rainfall of less than half an inch in most areas, the storm is likely to produce high winds, with gusts to reach up to 70 miles per hour. Residents are urged to secure lawn and pool furniture, trash cans and other outdoor items that could become flying projectiles during the storm.

Other safety tips include:

  • If you do not have to travel, remain indoors until the storm passes.
  • Do not approach fallen electric wires or transformers.
  • With grounds already saturated from recent rainfalls, officials warn that this fast moving storm is likely to down trees across roadways and on power lines, so exercise extreme caution.
  • Those who lose power or witness a downed power line or transformer fire during the storm are urged to call their local power company and only call 9-1-1 if the transformer is on fire.
  • In preparation for potential power outages, WCES recommends residents keep non-perishable food items handy.
  • Those served by private wells should stock bottled water or fill several containers at home with tap water, as wells run off electricity and will not work during a power outage.
  • Load fresh batteries in flashlights and radios and stay tuned Thursday to local radio and TV stations or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio for updated weather information and any warnings that may be issued as a result of the storm.
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