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 Ocean Pines Update
While the weather outside doesn’t look like Ocean Pines is  still in a Tropical Storm Warning, WE ARE.  From the 6am NWS update:

Overall Impacts: Winds remaining gusty today but will average 15-25 mph with gusts to 40 mph along the ocean. Only Minor rainfall amounts today and tonight. Coastal flood threat greatest ocean side, with minor to low end moderate flooding today and tonight, increasing to moderate to locally severe possible on Monday when the highest storm surge of the event is likely to occur. Minor flooding possible Chesapeake Bay side.
Rain & Flooding -Minor additional amounts. No rainfall flooding concerns expected.
Storm Surge – 1 to 1.5 feet above normal on the bayside – minor flooding possible. 2.5 to 3.5 feet of storm surge along the coast – Minor to Moderate flooding possible today into tonight. Highest surge expected Monday.Winds – Tropical storm force gusts along the immediate coast, with lower winds inland. Winds gusting to 40 mph along the coast.

Please make sure your boat remains secure, as winds and tide cycles will continue to be higher than normal through tomorrow.  In Ocean City, the Inlet parking lot is closed, and no entry to the water is allowed.  During the high tide cycles, the water is reaching the dunes.

 

For Ocean Pines amenities- All outdoor pools are open as normal, unless weather conditions deteriorate later today.  The Beach Club bar and restaurant will also be open normal hours as well.  The Marina and Fuel Dock are open normal business hours.  Golf is open normal hours, Cart Path Only.

Thanks to everyone who came out last night to enjoy The Overtime Band on the 2nd floor of the Yacht Club, a great time was had by all.  Today, Sunday Brunch will be served as usual on the 1st floor 9-1pm, and Rick and Regina will be playing on the 1st floor during dinner tonight 6-10pm.

 

Worcester County Update

High tides and storm surge through Monday night likely to cause bay and coastal flooding in Worcester

 

Worcester County is experiencing the effects of Tropical Storm Hermine. Beginning late Saturday night through Monday night, areas along the bay and coast will likely experience storm surge, with moderate flooding through the next five high-tide cycles.

Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) Director Fred Webster urges residents and visitors to implement common-sense measures to protect themselves from the storm.

  • Those residing in low-lying areas prone to flooding or those residing in mobile homes should familiarize themselves with the high-tide cycles in their areas and be prepared to move to higher ground if needed.
  • Motorists who encounter flooded roadways should not attempt to drive through standing water. Instead, turn around and take another route.
  • Stay tuned to the local television and radio stations for the latest weather updates.

Worcester County will provide further information as it becomes available.

 

 

 

 

Moderate/Severe Flooding Expected During High Tide Through Monday

OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 3, 2016):   As minor flooding and strong winds continue, reported damage remains minimal throughout Ocean City.  During the next high tidal cycle, at 10:14 p.m., residents and visitors should be prepared for tidal surge to bring moderate flooding to Zone A.

With a Tropical Storm warning still in effect, town officials are cautioning residents and property owners to expect weather conditions to worsen over the next several days.  Flood warnings and wind advisories will remain, with the expectation that the current system will keep Ocean City under tropical storm conditions through Monday.

The Inlet Parking Lot will be closed at 8:30 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice, along with access to the beach.

As always, the town remains committed to keeping residents and visitors informed with accurate information before, during and after the storm. Citizens should subscribe to the e-news and/or follow the town’s social media channels to stay informed! The next news release is expected at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 4.

 

 

 

Teresa Travatello

Ocean Pines Association
Public Relations Director

info@oceanpines.org
ttravatello@oceanpines.org

Brett Hill
Ocean Pines Association
Acting General Manager

bhill@oceanpines.org

 
Non-Emergency Police 410-641-7747

All Emergencies, Dial 911.

 

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