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Evacuations Ordered In Parts Of Wicomico County

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SALISBURY, Md. - County Executive Richard M. Pollitt, Jr. has issued a Declaration of Emergency for Wicomico County in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. The evacuation is for areas of the county near the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers.

Residents of the following areas are ordered to begin evacuating at 10:00 A.M. on Friday and to complete the process by 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27. Tropical-force winds are anticipated to begin at about 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Areas in Wicomico County:


  • All of 21840 (Nanticoke Post Office)
  • All of 21814 (Bivalve Post Office)
  • All of 21865 (Tyaskin Post Office)
  • 21856 West of Nebo Road (Quantico Post Office)
  • 21830 West of Athol Rd. (Hebron Post Office)
  • 21822 North and West of Upper Ferry Road (Allen Post Office)
  • 21837(Mardela Post Office)
  • 21861 (Sharptown Post Office) North and West of Sharptown Road Only

Areas in the City of Salisbury:

  • Riverside Dr. from Douglas Rd. to Cooper Road on the West side of Riverside Drive
  • Williams Landing Place
  • Wicomico Street (west of Riverside Dr.)
  • Beauchamp Street
  • Georgia Ave (west of Riverside Dr.)
  • Ridge Road
  • North Pinehurst on the Wicomico river side
  • Riverside Pines Court
  • Cotton Patch Island
  • Bell Island Trail
  • Fitzwater Street
  • King Street
  • Ford Street
  • Birch Street
  • Burton Street
  • Willow Street
  • W. Main Street between Mill Street and Fitzwater Street
  • Germania Circle
  • Kent Ave
  • Queen Anne Street
  • Jefferson Street
  • Caroline Street
  • Dover Street
  • Liberty Street
  • Homer Street
  • Edgemore Avenue
  • Alexander Ave
  • Bowl Drive
  • Raymond Drive
  • Anchorage Nursing Home

For a map of the evacuation areas click here. Officials say besides alerts from the media, affected residents will be notified by a pre-recorded phone call and loudspeaker announcements from fire and police vehicles.

County officials say citizens are urged to seek shelter with friends/relatives or at a motel or hotel. If this is not possible, shelter is available at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The shelter opens at 10:00 a.m. on Friday and is pet-accommodating.

For those choosing to go the Civic Center officials are urging you bring the following: backpack, several changes of clothes, list of allergies to any drug or food, copy of health insurance and identification cards, extra prescription eye glasses, important papers, flashlights, identification, hearing aid or other vital personal items. Citizens are also urged to bring toothbrush, toothpaste, blankets or sleeping bags, waterless hand soap, games, books, baby food, diapers, toiletries as well as special items for infant, elderly or disabled members of the household. Officials advise those bringing pets also bring along a "Go-Kit" including food, crate, medical records, ID tags, leash, etc.

County officials say the Upper Ferry and the Whitehaven Ferry will not operate on Saturday and Sunday. Citizens are urged to check the Ferry Hotline (410) 543-2765. They also say the Landfill and transfer stations will close at noon on Saturday and will be closed on Sunday.  

County Executive Pollitt urges citizens to not call 911 for hurricane-related information. He asks that citizens call a special "Hurricane Hotline" instead. That number is (410) 548-9452.

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