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Sun Is Out, Ocean City, MD, Is Open For Business

October 31, 2012

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The sun came out today, Wednesday, in Ocean City, Maryland. We are truly blessed. Ocean City is back in business. Hurricane Sandy is gone. Baltimore Avenue is clear and dry and all lanes open to traffic. Philadelphia Avenue and the Coastal Highway are clear and dry (except for a few remaining puddles), and open to traffic […]

Ocean City Survived Hurricane Sandy With Relatively Light Damage

October 30, 2012

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UPDATE — SURREAL AFTER-THE-STORM PHOTOS FROM OCEAN CITY AT WORK IN PROGRESS Today is a good day to give thanks to God. The Eastern Shore of Maryland has come through Hurricane Sandy with no reported fatalities on the Shore. The Route 50 Bridge and the Route 90 Bridge are open. Public transportation is being restored […]

Ocean City Hurricane Update 10 p.m. Monday night

October 29, 2012

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10 p.m. Monday. Good news: No injuries or deaths reported today in the Ocean City area. Some minor damage to buildings, but no major property damage confirmed so far, except for the large Ocean City fishing and amusement pier. I’m surprised that, at least in my neighborhood of West Ocean City, this evening’s high tide […]

Ocean City Hurricane Update, 4:15 p.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City, Maryland, 4:15 p.m. Monday. Now the worst of Hurricane Sandy arrives. The eye is northeast of Ocean City, aiming toward southern New Jersey. Landfall about 6 to 7 p.m. in New Jersey. Delaware also hit hard. Very heavy wind gusts and steady, hard rain in West Ocean City @ 4:20 p.m.. I […]

Ocean City Hurricane Sandy Update, 3:15 p.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City 3:15 p.m. Monday. I understand the eye of Hurricane Sandy is about 72 miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland at this hour. We’re experiencing heavy gusts of wind, possibly the highest we’ll get, because the storm is passing so close. Not sustained high winds here in West Ocean City, but frequent gusts. […]

Ocean City MD Hurricane Update, 12:45 p.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City Maryland. We’re approaching afternoon low tide here in West Ocean City. I’m going out to rescue four gallons of backup water supply from my car. Then I’ll reconnoiter, take some pix, and possibly move the car to higher ground. Winds starting to pick up. The worst is still in front of us. The […]

Ocean City Md Hurricane Update, 11:30 a.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City, 11:30 a.m. Monday. The eye of Hurricane Sandy is reported way out in the Atlantic Ocean, more or less directly east of Ocean City at this hour, 272 miles from Baltimore, and moving quickly northeast. Landfall around Atlantic City, N.J., late afternoon or early evening. The hurricane reportedly has 90 mph winds […]

Ocean City MD Hurricane Update 10:30 a.m.

October 29, 2012

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Ocean City, MD, 10:30 a.m. Monday. No traffic except emergency vehicles is being allowed into Ocean City at this time. The Route 50 bridge is closed. Anyone wishing to leave Ocean City may still depart via the Route 90 bridge at 62nd St. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has just called Hurricane Sandy a “killer storm.” […]

Ocean City MD, Hurricane Sandy, 9:30 a.m. Monday

October 29, 2012

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9:30 a.m. Monday morning. West Ocean City. Our street is already slightly flooded because the roadside ditches have filled with water and overflowed, and the morning high tide has just passed. Maybe 6 inches of water on the street and all around the house. Light rain, light wind at this time. I think the tide […]

Life’s A Holiday At The Beach

May 29, 2012

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See photos of the Memorial Day Flag Celebration on the beach here. My little corner of the hospitality industry in Ocean City, Maryland,  was crowded and busy for Memorial Day weekend 2012. Two words say it all: “No Vacancy.” The photos in this post (except the one from Wikimedia Commons, below right) were taken late […]