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Tropical storm updates

Ocean City, Maryland – (September 3, 2016): Ocean City Emergency Services is continuing to monitor the projected path of Tropical Storm Hermine. With the previous predictions remaining consistent, Ocean City is beginning to see the initial effects of the storm. Accelerating winds and increased rain will continue well into tomorrow, September 4.

Common sense and extreme caution should be exercised during all phases of the storm by residents and visitors. Various streets in Ocean City, specifically in the downtown area, could to be subject to closures due to impassible roadways at high tide and swimming in the ocean continues to be prohibited. Residents should secure their homes and prepare for possible flooding, specifically during high tide cycles. In addition, all watercraft objects and outdoor furniture should be sheltered or protected.

Currently, the projected forecast estimates four to seven inches of rain fall, combined with upcoming tidal surges which will cause moderate to severe flooding. Residents and property owners in all zones, particularly in Zone A, should prepare for flooding beginning in the early morning hours tomorrow. To find out what zone you are in, visit oceancitymd.gov/KnowYourZone.
As always, the town remains committed to keeping residents and visitors informed with accurate information before, during and after the storm. Citizens should subscribe to the e-news and/or follow the town’s social media channels to stay informed! The next news release is expected at 4 p.m. today, September 3.
Town of Ocean City Alerts via GovDelivery: subscribe to GovDelivery, visit the “City Wide Alerts” tab on the Town of Ocean City’s website at http://oceancitymd.gov.
Town of Ocean City Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownOfOceanCity
Town of Ocean City Twitter: @townofoceancity
For general & non-emergency information: 410.520.5281/5282

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