Statement from City of Ocean City on Mandatory Evacuation
The city issues updated information in a 9 p.m. release. New information will be provided at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Ocean City Storm Update
Tuesday, October 30 9:00 pm
The city remains under a State of Emergency at this time and travel is hazardous and not recommended. Many roadways continue to be flooded or covered with large amounts sand and debris. There are numerous downed wires. Anyone on the island is advised to be extremely cautious of any downed wires. Do not touch them or go near them.
Access to the island remains restricted at this time.
Numerous areas of the City are without power. While some crews are working in town, the timeframe for restoring power is not known.
A sanitary sewer pump station in the north end of the island that had failed was repaired earlier today.
There have been no issues related to drinking water in Ocean City as there are in some other shore communities. This has been confirmed by New Jersey American Water.
The City is receiving guidance from the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management, in addition to assessing our local conditions. The City is aggressively taking every measure possible to ensure public safety once the restrictions on access are removed. The City is hopeful that this will take place at some point on Wednesday. Further information will be made available at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
City staff has spent the day removing debris, unclogging storm drain and outfall pipes and assessing storm damage throughout the island.
Ocean City schools will remain closed on Wednesday.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Wednesday has been postponed due to the likelihood that some neighborhoods will still require extensive clean up of debris. The rescheduled date will be announced on Wednesday.
Please continue to check www.ocnj.us for further updates as they become available.
— Release from City of Ocean City