WBOC NewsWatcher Paulo McKenzie took this photo of the Ocean City fishing pier, which was significantly damaged because of Hurricane Sandy.
OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City officials are advising anyone who has not evacuated the resort town to shelter in place by remaining where there they are for the duration of the storm.
Residents and visitors are advised to stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows or glass doors. Also, emergency services officials are requesting citizens stay off the roadway as conditions are expected to worsen.
Officials are offering the following safety tips:
Keep curtains and blinds closed, close all interior doors and secure and brace external doors.
Do not be fooled if there is a lull in the storm, as it could be the eye of the storm and winds could pick up again. If necessary, take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.
The Emergency Operation Center is fully staffed and operating 24 hours. Officials said that Ocean City emergency responders, including fire and police personnel, have responded to numerous weather-related premise alarms and fire alarm activations, however; no injuries have been reported at this time. Officials said that at approximately 7 a.m. Monday, the Ocean City fishing pier was significantly damaged after losing several pieces throughout the storm.
During the storm, the Town of Ocean City will be posting storm-related information on various websites, social media outlets, through the GovDelivery system and the television access channel. Citizens are asked to tune into Ocean City's Government Access Channel (4 & 15) for further detailed information or advisories. To subscribe to GovDelivery, visit the "City Wide Alerts" tab on the Town of Ocean City's website at http://oceancitymd.gov . Residents with questions or concerns can contact (410) 289-8967.
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