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Student Workers Ordered To Evacuate Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Town of Ocean City Emergency Services officials have ordered all Summer work/travel participants to be evacuated from Ocean City Thursday. The mandatory evacuation is in anticipation of Hurricane Irene. All J-1 students are being given strict instructions on evacuation. Students have 24 hours to go to the Convention Center starting at 10AM Thursday. From the Convention Center they will be taken to Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. Then students will take another bus to a Red Cross shelter in Baltimore to be safe from the hurricane. Students must bring all of their important documents and travel papers, including their passport and DS-2019. They can carry on backpack or one small carry-on that can fit in their lap on the bus. Students will not be allowed to bring all of their suitcases with them. They will be given blankets, a cot to sleep on, food, drink and all things necessary including medical care in Baltimore. Computers will be provided to keep in touch with family members. After the hurricane passes, they will be transported back to Ocean City once it has been declared safe. If the hurricane causes so much damage that the town of Ocean City is not inhabitable, students will be assisted by their sponsor to either return home, or go to another area with the USA for the remainder of their program. Students must be sure to contact their family before leaving Ocean City, so that they are aware of students' plans to evacuate. Students' sponsors have been notified already, and students should stay in contact with their sponsor in the coming days.

Ocean City officials plan to meet at noon and 1 o'clock to determine if all guests and residents of Ocean City will be evacuated. The phone number for up to the minute information regarding the hurricane is 410-723-6666. You can also go to and there is a storm update button on the page.

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