Wicomico County Public Works is seeking cooperation from the public in preparing for potential heavy rainfall events that could impact the County over the next 2 weeks. With drainage becoming an issue due to ground that is already saturated, Public Works will be working to clear catch basins and ditches while also sweeping roads to remove loose debris to clear areas so water can enter and flow through the county drainage system efficiently.
We are seeking help from the public to inspect and clear any drainage ditches and swales on their property to insure that proper drainage can occur by removing limbs, leaves, grass clippings or any other debris that can slow or stop the flow of water. Also communities with stormwater ponds are urged to inspect their ponds for floating debris while inspecting and clearing discharge and overflow structures of debris that could have been deposited from previous storms.
With over 700 miles of County roads to maintain all community assistance is appreciated to reduce the potential for flooding in the County.