Ocean City Emergency Services is monitoring the projected path of a strong winter storm. Currently, the storm is expected to be in the Ocean City area during the evening hours of Tuesday, March 5, and is projected to last through Thursday, March 7. The storm is forecasted to have sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph gusting to over 50 mph; one to two inches of rain are likely. The rain is expected to change to snow sometime late Wednesday into early Thursday morning. Snow accumulations of one inch or less are expected. 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
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.