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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Town of Ocean City Implementing Phase I of Emergency Operations Plan in Preperation for Hurricane Sandy

Ocean City Emergency Services is continuing to monitor the projected path of Hurricane Sandy.  At this time, Ocean City is beginning to see the initial effects of the storm, with accelerating winds and chances of rain arriving in the area and intensifying well into tomorrow, October 28.
The Town of Ocean City is implementing Phase I of the Emergency Operations Plan.  All persons traveling to Ocean City are asked to postpone their visits until the existing situation improves.  Residents in the downtown area (south of 17thStreet) and those living in known flood prone areas should secure their homes and prepare for possible evacuation.  In addition, all watercraft objects and outdoor furniture should be sheltered or protected.
The projected forecast, which estimates 10 inches of rain fall, combined with upcoming tidal anomalies will cause severe flooding in low lying areas.  In addition to substantial rain and flooding, power outages are anticipated and could be experienced for several hours or several days.  In the event of a power loss, citizens should make sure they have a disaster supply kit with a three-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of water per person per day, a first aid kit, a battery-powered radio and extra batteries, extra medications and any special items you needed for infants, children and pets.  Businesses should take proactive measures to protect property should there be a prolonged loss of power.
During the storm, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on various websites, social media outlets, through the GovDelivery system and the television access channel.  Citizens are asked to tune into Ocean City’s Government Access Channel (4 & 15) for further detailed information or advisories.  To subscribe to GovDelivery, visit the “City Wide Alerts” tab on the Town of Ocean City’s website at
The next scheduled update is expected at approximately 9 a.m. tomorrow, October 28.


Anonymous said...

Chicken Little Weather Forecasting!

Anonymous said...

Maybe this will shut the merchants up.They went on and on about the last bad call,but authorities had no choice.A hurricane appeared to be a certainty.At least our government is not as bad as Italy's.Scientists are currently being prosecuted for failure to predict a powerful earthquake in 2009.Despite "swarms" of minor quakes that occurred before the big one struck,they failed to see the signs.Earthquakes,like hurricanes are an act of god, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would issue evacuations in Ocean City. I am very concerned that the attitude will be very much against leaving and people will be killed. Why are they taking so long?

Anonymous said...

South of 17th street in OC under mandatory evacuations. Must be out by 8pm tonight.