Hurricane Florence – Update #3

Hurricane Florence has weakened a bit over 24 hours. Its winds dropped from a peak of 140 mph to 110 mph early Thursday. But forecasters warned that the widening storm — and its likelihood of lingering impacts — could bring some flooding to some parts of the Delmarva Peninsula through the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center.

A High Surf Advisory for Ocean City’s coast is in effect until 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The threat for rip currents continues Thursday, Sept. 13 and will likely continue into the weekend.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will produce localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. In addition, moderate to major tidal flooding will likely extend north into the Chesapeake Bay, NHC reported.

Worcester County Urging Residents to Prepare for Significant Rainfall 

(Released Sept. 13)- Based on updated forecast information from the National Hurricane Center regarding the track of Hurricane Florence, the threat to Worcester County has been significantly reduced. Worcester County Emergency Services is urging residents to prepare for significant rainfall. Those residing in low-lying areas prone to flooding should prepare for flooding in their areas. Read more.

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