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City Urges Residents to Move Cars, Prepare for Flooding

High tide on the bay side of Ocean City is about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday.

CITY OF OCEAN CITY, NJ
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE: Wednesday Nov. 7, 9:45 a.m.

Preparations for the strong nor’easter that will affect our region should be rushed to completion at this time. Vehicles should be moved to higher ground for the next two high tide cycles which occur at 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday and 2:35 a.m. on Thursday. Moderate tidal flooding is expected. Flooding may occur prior to the time of high tide and last for several hours after the time of high tide.

Strong gusty winds, heavy rain and beach erosion are also expected. Residents, visitors and property owners are advised to closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts for the next 24 to 36 hours.

You are advised to complete preparations to protect yourself, your family and your property as soon as possible. Secure all loose items on and around your property or bring them inside.

Due to the approaching storm the city has been accelerating efforts to remove debris from the most flood prone areas of the community. A large berm of sand has been returned to much of the beachfront in an effort to offer some degree of property protection from the coming storm.

Additional heavy equipment will be in use and residents are advised to use caution driving or walking near this equipment.

The city is also requesting assistance with clearing storm drains of leaves and other debris. The city resources are spread thin at this time, so residents who are able are asked to please inspect and clear the storm drains in your neighborhood prior the arrival of the storm.

The city is continuing to sweep the island and remove trash and debris until a schedule is determined. The Shelter Road Recycling Center has extended hours from 7am to 5pm seven days a week until further notice. Dumpsters are for residents, property and business owners ONLY. Please do not place Paint or other hazardous materials in trash or dumpsters.

Due to the impending storm, dismissal for the Ocean City High School and Intermediate Schools today Nov. 7th will be at Noon. Dismissal for the Primary School will be at 12:30pm. Ocean City Schools are OPEN on Thursday, Nov 8th & Friday, Nov. 9th.

Halloween Trick or Treat in Ocean City will be on Saturday, Nov 10 from 3PM to 5PM citywide.

An organization has been established for the Ocean City Community called the OCNJ C.A.R.E Project, Cleanup and Recovery Effort. This organization will direct volunteers and donations for food, shelter and clothing within the Ocean City Community. More information can be found at www.ocnjcare.com.

— News release from the City of Ocean City

Carol DiBerardinis-Mason November 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I have had the awesome pleasure of being a volunteer at St Peter's and my heart is so touched by in pouring of tray after tray of food and donations to keep hot meals being served to those in need. I have never seen a community come together in such a united way to take care of their own. It is a priviledge to be a member of this community and help in the relief effort. Thank you Ocean City, Carol DiBerardinis-Mason
Chris French November 07, 2012 at 04:42 PM
What level is "moderate" flooding?
Lover of OCNJ November 07, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I am so saddened that the residents and business owners of Ocean City NJ are dealing with such a rough point in life right now. I have been visiting OC every summer since I was 6 or 7 years old. I hope that everyone stays safe and that this nor'easter wont be too bad for the town.

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