Ocean City Declares Local State Of Emergency - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Ocean City Declares Local State Of Emergency

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has declared a local State of Emergency.

Due to the severe flooding which is expected during the storm, a mandatory evacuation of all residents in the downtown area (south of 17th Street) has been issued and is effective immediately.  All residents in these areas must evacuate before 8 p.m. today, October 28.  In addition, a voluntary evacuation order is in place for residents and occupants of known low lying areas.

The beach is also closed until further notices, and the inlet lot will be closed beginning at 5 p.m. and will not reopen for the duration of the storm. 

Worcester County is expected to open shelters beginning at 1 p.m. today, October 28.  The Town of Ocean City will utilize the municipal transportation system for relocation of people with special needs and will provide a pick-up location at the Convention Center to relocate people to the designated shelters beginning at 1 p.m.

During the storm, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm related information on various websites, social media outlets, through the GovDelivery system and the television access channel.  Citizens are asked to tune into Ocean City's Government Access Channel (4 & 15) for further detailed information or advisories.  To subscribe to GovDelivery, visit the "City Wide Alerts" tab on the Town of Ocean City's website at http://oceancitymd.gov.   

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