Special Weather Statement: Flash Flood Watch

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City through 6 a.m. Tuesday. The NWS also issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect through 11 p.m. Monday.While flash flooding is a condition that typically occurs near rivers, Ocean City can experience similar conditions if heavy rain coincides with high tide. The latest forecast calls for as much as 3 inches of rain in some localized areas, according the NWS notification. High tide on the bay side of Ocean City (at the Ninth Street Bridge) will be at 9:16 p.m. Monday.Residents should be prepared to move vehicles. Heavy rain flooding can affect parts of the island that don’t typically experience tidal flooding.The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are at higher elevation. These roads also offer the safest routes of travel across the length of the island.For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111. (Image courtesy National Weather Service)last_img read more

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