Avoid Contact with the Pocomoke River around Snow Hill
With the high volume stream flow, rapid dilution of the sewage is expected. Worcester County Environmental Programs is monitoring the situation and will sample the river when floodwaters recede enough that collection activities can be safely conducted.
Environmental Programs is advising the public that contact with the river should be avoided due to potential contaminants. Fishing, swimming, wading or other contact with the waterways should not be conducted until this rain event has concluded and this advisory lifted. If you come into contact with the river, you should wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If the contacted area has any open wounds or sores, then you should seek advice from your healthcare provider.