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There may not be many storm chasers in Ocean City, but there are plenty of storm watchers. As Hurricane Florence gained strength a thousand miles offshore and took aim at a likely East Coast landfall on Thursday, so did the traditional run on bread and milk, and storm-related items like sandbags, flashlights and plywood. But for a significant number of Ocean City residents and visitors, the venture from a toasty bedroom into the flooded streets, 50-plus mile per hour wind gusts and eroded beaches had more to do with observing nature’s fury on Monday than preparing for it.
A National Weather Service Coastal Flood Warning will remain effect for Ocean City through 3 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Strong northeast winds are pushing water and rough surf toward the coastline at the same time that a new moon is causing higher-than-normal tides. Rain and thunderstorms also remain in the forecast for Monday.
Heavy rain put a damper on Ocean City’s Classic Car and Street Rod Show, as well as what was supposed to be a glamorous parade Saturday afternoon of the vintage autos on the Boardwalk. The old cars and trucks lined up for the parade, but few people were around to enjoy the spectacle.
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and lasting through Monday night. Strong northeast winds will push water and rough surf toward the coastline during higher-than-normal tides as we approach a new moon this weekend. Forecasters also predict periods of heavy rain.
Under the Streetlamp, one of the most popular groups to perform Doo Wop, early Rock 'n' Roll and Motown, will appear with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra at the Music Pier this Saturday and Sunday, with both shows starting at 7:30 p.m. The group’s repertoire includes favorite songs from the Drifters, Beach Boys, Beatles, Motown and a medley of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits, just to name a sampling.
The Mays Landing Yacht Club is hosting the "Night of Lights" boat parade and house decoration event on Saturday evening, Sept. 8. All area boat owners are welcome to participate. It will start at the bulkhead in Mays Landing adjacent to the Inn at Sugar Hill at 7 p.m.