Ocean City Emergency Services is continuing to monitor the path of a strong winter storm. The winter storm is currently impacting the Ocean City area and will continue to have heavy rain and sustained winds of 35 to 40 mph gusting in excess of 50 mph. Approximately two inches of rain are likely into the evening hours of Wednesday, March 6, and is projected to last through Thursday, March 7. The storm is forecasted to have the rain changing to snow sometime Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning. Snow accumulations in the coastal areas of one inch or less are expected. The next high tide for Ocean City is this afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. and Thursday morning at approximately 3:20 a.m. Due to high tide cycles and north east winds moderate flooding and some beach erosion is expected.
During the storm, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on various websites, social media outlets and through the GovDelivery system. In an effort to keep citizens informed with the most updated and accurate information, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on the following outlets:
- 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
- Town of Ocean City Access Channels 4 & 15
- Emergency Management Hotline: 410-723-6666
- Town of Ocean City website: www.oceancitymd.gov
- AM 1670 Advisory Radio Station
- Emergency Operation Center non-emergency number: 410-520-5281
Throughout the storm, the Town of Ocean City’s Emergency Services personnel will be working closely with local and state representatives to provide citizens with timely, accurate and essential information. The Town of Ocean City encourages residents and business owners to begin to prepare for any impact the winter storm may have on Ocean City. For more information regarding winter storm preparedness, please visit: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather .