Hurricane Dorian Heading to Sea After Landfall in NC
OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 6, 2019): The projected path of Hurricane Dorian will continue to impact coastal Mid-Atlantic regions, including Ocean City, today after making landfall in North Carolina. Sustained tropical force winds are expected until late this evening, as Ocean City remains under a tropical storm warning. In addition to wind, rain accumulation between 2-3 inches is predicted, causing mild to moderate flooding during high tide cycles.
The tropical storm will also have an effect on surf conditions throughout the weekend. The Ocean City Beach Patrol has restricted swimming today as strong surf and poor visibility is of serious concern. While the sun is expected to shine tomorrow, strong rip currents are likely to continue and beachgoers are urged to use common sense and extra caution. Remember, “keep your feet in the sand, until a lifeguard is in the stand.”
The next high tide is expected at 3:12 p.m., at which time flooding is probable in the downtown area. The storm is currently moving quickly and should be out of our area late this evening, however; emergency management personnel will continue to monitor the storm and update residents and visitors if necessary.