Hermine E-lert #1 – Tropical Storm Hermine Expected to Impact our area

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Ocean Pines Association
Weather E-lert  #1

Hermine
02 September 2016
        OPA Facility & Event Updates:

  • Yacht Club– Your Storm Oasis!  Open now with “Tranzfusion” tonight 6-10pm. Open for lunch tomorrow 11am then “Over time Band” tomorrow night 6-10pm inside on the 2nd floor with Happy Hour 4pm – Close.
  • Ocean Pines Marina – closed Saturday, Sunday TBD.
  • Ocean Pines Pools and Community Center – Call before you visit to check on operation hours.  Pools 410-641-5255 / Rec 410-641-7052. Check Social Media sites for updates. Beach Club Pool Closed Saturday.  .
  • Ocean Pines Beach Club – Closed Saturday, Sunday TBD.
  • Ocean Pines Farmers Market – Closed Saturday
  • Pine’eer Craft Shop – Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Ayers Creek – Kayak and SUP Concessions at S&R Closed
  • OPA Administration Office – Closed Saturday & Sunday.
  • Public Works. Fire and Police – All services are available through the storm.

    For Non- Emergency Call 410-641-7747 or 410-641-7425.



Residents warned to secure outdoor items to prepare for Tropical Storm Hermine expected to affect our area over night tonight.  
(September 2, 2016):   We are closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Hermine, which will begin to effect the area in the morning hours tomorrow, September 3.  Currently, forecast predictions include moderate rainfall (approximately four to seven inches) and moderate flooding during tidal cycles. All of Ocean City will be susceptible to flooding, with significant flooding expected in Zone A. Heavy winds are expected with sustained wind speeds of 30-40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. With a current storm system impacting the area, town officials are urging residents and property owners to stay informed and be prepared for flooding prior to Tropical Storm Hermine.
Rainfall should end on Sunday, however; significant storm surge and moderate flood threats will continue. In preparation for the storm, several pre-storm action items will be completed, including removing items from the beach and closing the sea wall gates.  In addition, residents and visitors should expect road closures in the downtown area and Inlet Lot during the storm if tidal cycles or rainfall becomes significant.
Residents and property owners, should prepare for moderate to severe flooding beginning in the early morning hours tomorrow, September 3. Preparedness efforts include tying up water vessels, removing outdoor furniture, and securing objects susceptible to wind and flooding.
As always, your Association remains committed to keeping residents and visitors informed with accurate information before, during and after the storm. Residents should subscribe to the e-news and/or follow the Association’s social media channels to stay informed!
Ocean Pines Association –  Public Works, Emergency Service Teams, and other key personnel will continue to work closely with state and other local agencies to monitor and prepare for these storms. Residents may visit www.co.worcester.md.us to register to receive instant notification by cell phone about disasters and other emergencies that develop. Tune in to the Town of Ocean City’s FM Advisory Radio Station at 99.5 and 100.3, as well as local news stations to receive current information and instructions as the storm progresses.
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SECURE PROPERTY AND PREPARE FOR TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS

WORCESTER COUNTY, MD – (September 02, 2016):  The National Weather Service issued a tropical storm watch for the Worcester County area. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) recommends all residents and visitors take steps to protect themselves and others as well as personal property. Secure outdoor objects, such as lawn furniture, which can become dangerous projectiles in high winds. Tie down boats. Gather candles, matches, flashlights, batteries and a portable radio in the event of a power outage. Have water on hand, as well as canned and packaged foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration. Assemble an emergency kit that contains prescriptions and other needed medicines, extra clothing, and other supplies used by your family.
Those living in low-lying areas may want to make arrangements to stay with friends or relatives due to the high probability of coastal flooding. Those living in mobile homes or directly on coastal areas should make arrangements to evacuate if advised to do so by local officials. If a county shelter is opened and you choose to seek shelter there, be sure to take along blankets and pillows. Tune in to your local news stations for current information and instructions regarding weather conditions throughout the weekend.
Tropical Storm Hermine Expected to Impact OC. All Zones Susceptible to Flooding
OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 2, 2016):   Ocean City’s Emergency Management officials are closely monitoring the track of Tropical Storm Hermine, which will begin to effect the area in the morning hours tomorrow, September 3.  Currently, forecast predictions include moderate rainfall (approximately four to seven inches) and moderate flooding during tidal cycles. All of Ocean City will be susceptible to flooding, with significant flooding expected in Zone A. Heavy winds are also expected with sustained wind speeds of 30-40 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. With a current storm system impacting the area, town officials are urging residents and property owners to stay informed and be prepared for flooding prior to Tropical Storm Hermine.

Rainfall should end on Sunday, however; significant storm surge and moderate flood threats will continue depending on the track of the forecast. In preparation for the storm, several pre-storm action items will be completed, including removing items from the beach and closing the sea wall gates.  In addition, residents and visitors should expect road closures in the downtown area and Inlet Lot during the storm if tidal cycles or rainfall becomes significant.

Residents and property owners, particularly in ALL of Zone A, should prepare for moderate to severe flooding beginning in the early morning hours tomorrow, September 3. To find out what zone you are in, visit oceancitymd.gov/KnowYourZone.  Preparedness efforts include tying up water vessels, removing outdoor furniture, and securing objects susceptible to wind and flooding.

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!

Ocean Pines Association
The first part of planning for a storm event is to be prepared.  Please review these tips and use other resources necessary to get you and your family ready for this storm that is heading our way. Ocean Pines Public Works, Emergency Service Teams, and other key personnel will continue to communicate and prepare for the storm.  We will keep you informed via these elerts and our website www.oceanpines.org.   Follow us on facebook page @ Ocean Pines Association.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Do your part – BE PREPARED!
Sincerely,

Teresa Travatello
Ocean Pines Association
Public Relations Director

info@oceanpines.org
ttravatello@oceanpines.org

Brett Hill
Ocean Pines Association
Acting General Manager

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Non-Emergency Police 410-641-7747

All Emergencies, Dial 911.

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