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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Flooding Not As Bad As Ocean City Expected, Lower Than Sandy Levels

OCEAN CITY – As a wet and windy weekend came to an end, the overwhelming consensus in and around the region seems to be ‘another storm, another bullet dodged.’

Town officials worked around the clock all weekend through heavy rains, wind and tidal flooding, but despite forecasts that predicted flood waters could reach levels that haven’t been seen since Superstorm Sandy, that was fortunately not the case.

“The flooding, although an issue, turned out to be about a foot less than they projected,” said Ocean City Engineer Terry McGean. “That’s a big deal seeing as how flat we are downtown, so while we saw flooding, it wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been, and certainly not as bad as during Sandy.”

Ocean City Public Works Director Hal Adkins likened the task to trying to dig out of a snowstorm that’s still ongoing.


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