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CITY OF OCEAN CITY, NJ OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 1, 2015 ; TIME 4:00 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for our area.

Moderate to major coastal flooding is likely for the next few high tide cycles.

High tide along the bay front will occur at the following times:

·         Thursday at 11:26 pm

·         Friday at 11:52 am

·         Saturday 12:50 pm

 

Some areas may experience flooding prior to the time of high tide and for several hours past the time of high tide.

Persons in areas of Ocean City that typically experience flooding during storm events should plan to move their vehicles to higher ground.

Very heavy rainfall along with strong gusty winds can be expected through Saturday.

This weather system is in advance of any possible impacts from Hurricane Joaquin later in the weekend.

The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management recommends that residents, business owners and visitors closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days in order to stay informed about the possible effects of two significant events.

The Ocean City Beach Patrol is not guarding any beaches in Ocean City.  We are currently experiencing very rough surf and there is a strong probability of dangerous rip tides in the ocean.  All residents and visitors are strongly discouraged from entering the ocean.  Water conditions are extremely dangerous.

Residents, visitors and business owners are encouraged to make appropriate storm preparations.  Remove or secure loose objects on porches and around properties in anticipation of high winds.

All Hobie Cat / Sailboat owners are requested to remove their boats from the beach immediately.

Boat owners are reminded to properly secure their boats or remove them from the water.

Contractors are requested to properly secure all work sites. Remove all loose debris and materials that may become a problem in the event of high winds or flooding.

The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management recommends that residents, business owners and visitors closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days in order to stay informed about the possible effects of two significant events.

Information from the National Weather Service is available on line at: www.weather.gov/phi.  

For further information please tune in to the City’s Government Access Channel (Channel 97 on the Comcast Cable System) or visit:  www.ocnj.us

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