Mayor’s Storm Update: Sept. 12

Mayor’s Storm Update: Sept. 12

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Mayor Jay Gillian

Dear Friends,

The latest forecasts continue to put Hurricane Florence on a track away from Ocean City. That’s welcome news, but let’s all keep praying for the people of the Carolinas who likely will suffer the brunt of this major storm.

Our weekend events – including the Ocean City Airport Festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Pyrotechnic Show at 8 p.m. Saturday, and the Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show at 1 p.m. Sunday – remain on schedule. As of today, the local forecast for the weekend looks mostly good.

But I want you to know that the city will be prepared if Florence or the remnants of the storm take a turn. Our Public Works crews are piling sand in front of dune crossovers, repairing and clearing storm drains and checking pumps and other infrastructure as a precaution. Please keep an eye on the forecasts through the weekend in case the outlook changes.

I also want to thank the Ocean City Tabernacle, Holy Trinity’s Rev. Stephen Connor, and everybody involved with last night’s 9/11 memorial ceremony. Although I was unable to attend, I’m told that Ocean City’s community spirit was on full display. Anybody who missed the ceremony can see video here .

Warm regards,

Mayor Jay A. Gillian