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Jane Rubino August 28, 2011 at 06:20 PM
It's fine. And more importantly, Rojo's Tacos is intact. Was there less than an hour ago, no flooding between Atlantic and the boards from 6th to 9th.
chrissy August 28, 2011 at 07:03 PM
Hello i am a huge fan of ocean city and I am so happy to hear that irene did not hurt the city. my husband and i were suppose to be there this weekend but something told us a week ago to stay away.. but we r looking forward to our next time that we can go to our favorite plcae. i hope the boardwalk and everyone heading back into the town are safe. I LOVE YOU OCEAN CITY NEW JERSEY.
chrissy August 28, 2011 at 07:05 PM
my husband wants to know if u have any word on mac and mango on 9th street on the boardwalk...
Doug wing August 28, 2011 at 07:27 PM
nope..dry
Laurie August 28, 2011 at 07:41 PM
Hi Doug wing.... I am so hoping you are referring to Stenton in your post! If so, are you sure it was not subjected to any surge flooding last night? Just concerned as my mom's duplex sits right on the ground without a single step up. Thanks again for any clarification. Also, I can only repeat others' sentiment that the information being posted is so comforting for those of us far away. Many many thanks.
Caryn Heffner August 28, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Plan on visiting beach and boardwalk tomorrow. Will the shops on the boards be open?
NJ dreamin' August 28, 2011 at 07:44 PM
Thanks to Douglas Bergen and all of you who have posted on this site. We have a home in Ocean City, but our permanent residence is in IL. As several others commented, it was very difficult to monitor what was going on in NJ from afar. I just now discovered this site, and the comments above have been so encouraging. We have a lot to be thankful for on this Sunday afternoon. And we will be sure to start here if faced with a similar situation in the future.
Doug wing August 28, 2011 at 07:54 PM
i was down that way earlier today and saw no signs of water what so ever...this storm really spared oc and that part of the island is high..you have nothing to worry about Laurie..im sure
Laurie August 28, 2011 at 08:02 PM
Thanks Doug! Much obliged. Hope you can enjoy the good weather coming your way!
Roberta Henry August 28, 2011 at 08:11 PM
Jim: Thank you for your report. We are owners at 5516 Simpson. I appreciate your reports.
Barb ward August 28, 2011 at 08:31 PM
Anyone know if there is power around 15th?chelsea place check-ins anyone???
Jamie August 28, 2011 at 08:37 PM
Without question. Boards are coming off or are already off as we speak.
Trish August 28, 2011 at 08:44 PM
@rsikjb- please do not judge. THANK YOU OC patch - this blog has been wonderful for my family to check on the status of the island, ensure that our home on Asbury Ave is not damaged, and that it is safe to return. Kuddos Doug Bergen (writer for Patch).
Rick August 28, 2011 at 08:50 PM
Just talked to Atlantic City electric guy making a repair and he told me, " Just about all power has been restored. There is very little damage anywhere from what I can see. Island should be right back up and running. I am going to the island grill for dinner, which just opened at 4:30. I think most people will be quite pleased with the way they find there homes.
SG2e August 28, 2011 at 09:06 PM
I traveled back to OC from Westfield on the GSP this afternoon. There was a detour from exits 98 to 90 but that was uneventful. Otherwise the parkway was the least crowded that I have ever seen it. I came on to the island over the 34th street bridge and there were no delays. I was delighted to observe that everything looks great here in OC - people are arriving, boards are coming off homes, there is some flooding, but when isn't there after a storm of any kind? I expect things to be pretty much back to normal here tomorrow. It's great to be back!
Trish August 28, 2011 at 09:07 PM
Bet- does " ????" mean you don't know or everything is ok? I'm off the island, but home is 51st & Asb.
Rick August 28, 2011 at 09:16 PM
Com to da island, Mon. All tings are fine
J Schlucter August 28, 2011 at 09:40 PM
Roberta - You're welcome. Jim
hans schmitz August 28, 2011 at 09:50 PM
OCEAN AVE ?? Can anyone take some pics or video of: OCEAN AVENUE between 14th and 15th street (on west side of street) ?
Lou Vilardo August 29, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Megh. 14th and Pleasure is fine. No damage evident. Street is dry. In fact, every part of the city I've seen is in great shape. You'd hardly know there was a storm. Very little beach erosion evident around 12th and 13th (the only area i checked). A few boardwalk businesses are open. Superfresh on 8th and West is open. Beautiful night here!
Lou Vilardo August 29, 2011 at 12:47 AM
9th Street bridge is closed. It was closed when we got to town about 6 and was still closed a few minutes ago. Don't know about 34th St. Longport bridge is open with no tolls until the morning.
Anonymous Guy August 29, 2011 at 02:54 AM
All good on mid 2nd street. Once house lost electric wires. Doesn't look like a hurricane came through. You can see water lines and debris down towards Corinthian. Looks like it flooded as usual. Had to love the empty parkway today!
Deb Ciraolo August 29, 2011 at 03:28 AM
thank you to our great friends of marmaro for checking on our home at 44th & West - roof and siding looks good and even trash cans are in place ... God was good to Ocean City and we give thanks to God and our good friends....
Lette August 29, 2011 at 04:26 AM
9th Street bridge was still closed at 11 pm tonight.
megh August 29, 2011 at 06:56 AM
Lou, can't tell you enough how much I appreciate that & your time. thank you so much!!! I was so worried. You're post was very reasuring, trying to get down there asap. So happy to hear oc was spared alot of damage...my favv. Place to be.
pat duran August 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM
Thanks, Doug for staying open and giving all the locals a place to go for a great breakfast or lunch!
Lou Vilardo August 29, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Happy to put your mind at ease, Megh. I'm just 2 blks away on W 16th so let me know if there is anything else you need. Hurry down to enjoy what promises to be a beautiful week here but not to check your house. I'm sure it's fine.
Rickster August 30, 2011 at 05:22 PM
Many thanks to OCPatch for this message board and all who participated. While we had more questions than answers over the weekend, the comments from those on the island were timely and reassuring.
lee October 29, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Any info on Merion Park????
Linda Smith October 30, 2012 at 01:29 PM
How is OC? I saw pictures of flooding on the internet. Did the 20" and Asbury get flooded. My Dad has a house there. Atlantic City looks like it got damage.

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