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Emergency Preparedness in the Event of a Hurricane

Ocean City, MD Hurricane Preparedness Information


Emergency Preparedness:
There is an excellent article on Ocean City, MD Hurricane Preparedness Information written by Joe Theobald, the Director of Emergency Services for the Town of Ocean City.  If you click on the link above, it will take you to the Town’s site.  This article has the following information in addition to definitions, history, etc.:

Evacuation Phases

  • OCEAN CITY EVACUATION PHASES  of which there are 4.  Keep updated and do exactly as the Town recommends.  We are all here to be sure that you have a wonderful vacation, but everybody’s primary goal is to keep people safe.



  • From 62nd Street area South: South on Coastal Highway over the U.S. Route 50 Bridge.
  • From the Delaware Line South: South on Coastal Highway over the Md. Route 90 Bridge.
  • From South of North Division Street: North on Baltimore avenue, Left on 1st. Street South on Philadelphia avenue, over the U.S. Route 50 Bridge.
  • From 2nd Street to 33rd Street area: One bloc
    k West, South on Philadelphia Ave, over the U.S. Route 50 Bridge.




Radio Frequencies:

Ocean City Emergency Advisory Radio 1670AM

Scanner Frequencies:

Ocean City Police Patrol North [460.325 MHz]

Ocean City Vol. Fire Co. Dispatch [158.895 MHz]

NOAA Radio Frequency – Salisbury [162.475 MHz]

Emergency Alerting System (EAS)

Worcester County WQHQ FM [104.7 MHz]

Worcester County WSCL FM [89.5 MHz]

Recorded Storm Updates

Call 410-723-6666

The Weather.com site has some good background information on hurricanes and how  the National Hurricane Center defines the storms and issues warnings.  Click here to read about “How Will You Be Warned.”  Another good resource from the Weather Channel website is “Be Prepared in Advance.”  It gives you very good advice about proper planning in the event of a storm.  Remember, it’s not just a Boy Scout adage:  BE PREPARED!

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