Vacation destination preps for more flooding ahead of hurricane
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Hurricane Florence continues to move toward the East Coast. And while Delmarva may be in the clear, nothing is certain.
After seeing severe flooding in Ellicott City back in May, Maryland isn’t taking any chances. That’s why the state is currently under a state of emergency.
In Ocean City, that’s likely welcomed because the town is already seeing the effects of strong tides.
“It has to do with the strong tides strong currents. The public works department is out there trying to get the beach back to normal, ” said Jessica Waters, PIO for Ocean City.
Some parts of the boardwalk are seeing more piles than others.
“Fourth Street. North. Especially along our boardwalk. We have a sea wall. So that area is more protected than what you see south of fourth Street,” said Waters.
“Our public works department is out there continuously trying to remove the sand from the boardwalk. They have been working around the clock. They are also concerned with the storm prep too.”
But removing sand isn’t their only concern.
“We are still preparing for the effects of hurricane Florence. Our public works department is particularly removing items from the beach. Particularly trashcans and beach walkways,” said Waters.
For some business owners, they aren’t scared of the coming storm.
“We’re not doing anything. The building has been here since 1929. There’s not much we can do,” said Hugh Lovelo, manager of Zinnia Jewelry.