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Update from the Town of Ocean City regarding Tropical Storm Hermine

Tropical Storm Hermine Expected to Impact OC, All Zones Susceptible to Flooding

Girl GuardOCEAN CITY, MD – (September 2, 2016):   Ocean City’s Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Hermine, which will begin to effect the area in the morning hours tomorrow, September 3.  Currently, forecast predictions include moderate rainfall (approximately four to seven inches) and moderate flooding during tidal cycles. All of Ocean City will be susceptible to flooding, with significant flooding expected in Zone A. Heavy winds are also expected with sustained wind speeds of 30-40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. 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 Tropical Storm Hermine.


Rainfall should end on Sunday, however; significant storm surge and moderate flood threats will continue depending on the track of the forecast. In preparation for the storm, several pre-storm action items will be completed, including removing items from the beach and closing the sea wall gates.  In addition, residents and visitors should expect road closures in the downtown area and Inlet Lot during the storm if tidal cycles or rainfall becomes significant.


Residents and property owners, particularly in ALL of Zone A, should prepare for moderate to severe flooding beginning in the early morning hours tomorrow, September 3. To find out what zone you are in, visit oceancitymd.gov/KnowYourZone.  Preparedness efforts include tying up water vessels, removing outdoor furniture, and securing objects susceptible to wind and flooding.


Ann has been with StateVentures since 1999. She moved from Annapolis to Berlin, MD to be closer to Ocean City. She splits her work week between the two locations to help clients and visitors get the best information and value out of our sites. She loves a camera and any excuse to use it.  Her kids are both grown and off adventuring.  Ann loves to travel with her kids and lives with her dog Marley when she's not in Virginia fishing.

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