Flooding expected to Continue during Next Several High Tide Cycles

OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 2, 2015):   With the first high tidal cycle bringing moderate to severe flooding to low-lying areas in Ocean City, town officials are cautioning residents and property owners to expect similar weather over the next several days.  Flood warnings and wind advisories remain in effect, with the expectation that the current system will keep wet weather in Ocean City through Sunday.  

The Inlet Parking Lot was closed at midnight and will remain closed until further notice, along with access to the beach.  Residents and property owners in ALL Zone A and B locations should prepare for moderate to severe flooding over the next several days.  Preparedness efforts include tying up water vessels, removing outdoor furniture and securing objects susceptible to wind and flooding.  Citizens are urged to build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan, should families need to relocate during a flooding event.

Separately, Ocean City Emergency Services staff continues to monitor Hurricane Joaquin. While the hurricane continues to track east, several pre-storm action items have been completed, including removing items from the beach and closing the sea wall gates.

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.  For more information regarding storm preparedness, please visit: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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