County offers alternatives to beat the heat

With heat indices through Saturday expected to be around 100 degrees, the public is invited to escape the heat by visiting the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill as well as any of the five Worcester County branch libraries, located in Ocean City, Ocean Pines, Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke, during standard operating hours.

The WCRC is open Monday – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Recreation and Parks at 410-632-2144.

For library branch hours of operation, contact the Worcester County Library at (410) 632-2600 or visit

Worcester County Emergency Services urges residents to drink plenty of fluids, avoid alcohol and caffeine, and take frequent breaks from stressful activities to avoid becoming dehydrated and overheated, which can lead to heat stroke or heat exhaustion.


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