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No Burn Ban Expected For Wicomico County this Summer

 

            Maryland’s Lower Shore is not likely to see a ban on burning this summer with forecasters predicting temperatures moving closer to normal.

            AccuWeather Meteorologist Carl Erickson told the Salisbury Daily Times that this is despite the fact that the area is experiencing unseasonably weather…and slight drought conditions.

            So far this year he said there has been 6.6 inches of rain which is normal for this time of year.

            And, Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt said he does not expect to have to impose a burn ban as he did last summer.

            That extreme heat along with drought conditions last year forced him to institute a burn ban in early June that ran through mid-August.   

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.