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Special Weather Statement: Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 2 p.m. through midnight on Sunday, July 9.

A slow-moving line of thunderstorms is expected to cross the region this afternoon and evening. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected with localized amounts of 3 inches possible. These totals may result in significant street flooding.

No coastal flood advisories have been issued, but residents are asked to closely monitor the forecast and weather conditions.

Heavy rain flooding can impact parts of the island that don’t typically experience tidal flooding, and flooding conditions can develop quickly.

Be prepared to move vehicles. The roads closer to the beach, including Central and Wesley avenues, are at higher elevation.

Parking also will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).

For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.