Ocean City, Maryland – (September 4, 2016): Despite sunny skies and calm conditions, Ocean City will continue to see the effects of Tropical Storm Hermine over the next several tidal cycles. The wind and rain has subsided but strong rip currents and chances for beach erosion remain high.
With the next high tide at 10: 33 a.m. today, residents and visitors are reminded that road closures are possible, specifically in the downtown area, if areas become impassible. The Inlet Lot is now open, along with access to the beach, however; swimming is still prohibited due to dangerous ocean conditions.
The sea gates are being opened at the street ends and public works employees are beginning to clear the Boardwalk of significant amounts of sand. Damage was minimal and due to the preparedness of the citizens and hard work of employees and allied agencies, zero storm related injuries were reported.
Citizens are reminded to be aware of the next several high tide cycles (10: 33 a.m. today, 10:53 p.m. tonight and 11:14 a.m. tomorrow). This is the last emergency alert for Tropical Storm Hermine. Additional information regarding the storm or the clean-up efforts will be posted on social media if needed.