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Update from the Town of Ocean City

For immediate release:

Media contact: Jessica Waters, Town of OC Communications Manager

Phone: 410.520.5283 | 410.520.5284

Zone A & B Should Prepare for Flooding, Liberal Leave Granted for Town of Ocean City Employees

OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 1, 2015): Predictions of significant rain and moderate to severe flooding are expected to begin in Ocean City over the next 24 hours. With a current storm system impacting the area, town officials are urging residents and property owners to stay informed and be prepared for flooding prior to Hurricane Joaquin.

In preparation for flooding, several pre-storm action items have been completed, including removing items from the beach and closing the sea wall gates. In addition, the Inlet Lot will be closed beginning at midnight tonight, in preparation of flooding during tidal cycles. Liberal Leave for Town of Ocean City employees has been granted for Friday, October 2.

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.

A news conference is planned for 11 a.m. tomorrow, October 2 at the Public Safety Building.

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.

3:45 pm

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