Browsing All posts tagged under »Hurricane Sandy«

Sand Dunes & Sea Wall Protect Ocean City

November 18, 2012

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Much of the Ocean City, Maryland, boardwalk would have been damaged — if not destroyed — by Hurricane Sandy in early November, if not for the solid sea wall. What if the waves had been significantly higher . . . ?   I believe that much of the New Jersey shoreline damaged in the hurricane […]

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. […]

Worcester County Advisory for Mobile Home Residents

October 29, 2012

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Worcester County Emergency Services advises mobile home occupants to immediately seek alternative shelter, as weather conditions will deteriorate throughout the day Monday, October 29, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to shore. Conditions include hurricane-force winds, heavy rains and flooding, which increase the likelihood of structural damages, downed trees and power outages that are anticipated […]

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 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 […]