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Ocean City is experiencing flooding in low lying areas; more updates

If you are in Ocean City this week, you may notice a couple of changes as you drive down Coastal Highway. The speed limit, normally 40 mph through North Ocean City, has been reduced to 30 mph, and Downtown, the speed limit has also been reduced. This is due to the expected, unauthorized H2Oi Pop-Up Rally.  It is reasonable to expect heavier than usual traffic, noise and strict enforcement of vehicle laws during the week and weekend.

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.

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