News Release – Hurricane Joaquin
Town of Ocean City, Maryland
- Citizens are encouraged to Know Your Zone and Division and be prepared for any impact the storm may have on Ocean City
- How to Prepare for a Flood
OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 1, 2015): Town of Ocean City officials and emergency personnel are continuing to monitor the current storm system, in addition to the path of Hurricane Joaquin. While the track of the hurricane is unknown at this time, the town is preparing for large amounts of rain and the likelihood of flooding due to the current weather system beginning Friday, October 2.
Preparedness efforts have begun in advance of the storm, with staff completing pre-storm action items and closing the sea wall gates. In addition, the Inlet Lot will be closed beginning at midnight, October 2, in preparation of flooding during tidal cycles. Residents and property owners in ALL Zone A and B locations should prepare for moderate to severe flooding beginning in the early morning hours tomorrow, October 2. Preparedness efforts include tying up water vessels, removing outdoor furniture and securing objects susceptible to wind and flooding.
Before, during and after the storm, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on various websites, social media outlets and through the Emergency Alert system. In an effort to keep citizens informed with the most updated and accurate information, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on the following outlets:
- City Wide Emergency Alerts: Citizens can sign up for emergency alerts by visiting: http://oceancitymd.gov/enews and subscribing to “City Wide Emergency Alerts.”
- Town of Ocean City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownOfOceanCity
- Town of Ocean City Twitter: @townofoceancity
- Town of Ocean City website: www.oceancitymd.gov
- FM Advisory Radio Station – 99.5
- Town of Ocean City Access Channels 4 & 15
- Emergency Management Hotline: 410-723-6666
The Town of Ocean City’s Emergency Services personnel will be working closely with local and state representatives to provide citizens with timely, accurate and essential information before, during and after the storm. Citizens are encouraged to Know Your Zone and Division and be prepared for any impact the storm may have on Ocean City. To begin preparing, citizens should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan for potential relocation during a flooding event. For more information regarding storm preparedness, please visit: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
Media contact: Jessica Waters