Friday, September 14, 2018

Worcester County Fair

Although wet grounds forced cancellation of The Worcester County Fair, its' organizers are displaying pictures of this year's entries online.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane Preparation

(From WBOC)

Worcester County Emergency Services Urge Citizens to Prep for Hurricane Florence

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 6:05 PM -04:00Updated: Sep 10, 2018 6:08 PM EDT
WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. - Worcester County Emergency Service (WCES) is urging people in the area to start preparing now for Hurricane Florence.

The hurricane is strengthening as it moves towards the U.S. and is expected to bring heavy to Delmarva from Thursday into Saturday.

WCES asks locals to visit their website to learn their evacuation plan in case of an emergency. Director Fred Webster says the website has a new mapping program that includes evacuation orders and zones.

“Worcester County is mapped into three evacuation zones, from greatest to least risk of threat from wind speed, storm intensity, and storm surge, which causes flooding,” Webster said. “Zone A, in pink identifies addresses most at risk. Zone B is orange, and Zone C is green and includes addresses least at risk. Addresses further inland that are not color coded are not expected to evacuate in any storm scenario.”

WCES says that those who live in low-lying, flood prone areas or mobile homes should prepare now for the possibility of an evacuation, due to the current weather forecast. 

You can view your evacuation zone at, enter your address to prepare yourself for this week's potential weather emergencies. 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1839, 1933, 1956, 2013.

August, 1839

The National Gazette (Philadelphia, Pa.)

October, 1933

The Salisbury Times

The arena was located at the Pocomoke Fair Grounds.  I recall that the arena was no longer there in the early 1950's when stock car races were held at the Fair Grounds. -tk

April, 1956

Worcester Democrat

September, 2013

The Chincoteague Beacon

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