WBOC viewer Michael Rutka took this picture of the Ocean City boardwalk and beach Friday morning.
OCEAN CITY, Md.- Ocean City on Friday closed all of its beaches to the public due to the current storm system passing through the region.
The announcement was made at an 11 a.m. press conference. The resort town is feeling the brunt of high winds, high tides and heavy rain.
The effects of the storm are already beginning to be felt. On Friday morning, people living off 1st Street and St. Louis Avenue were awakened to their street submerged under water. Some drivers took their time driving through it while others turned around. Emergency officials are advising people to avoid driving through standing water.
On Thursday evening, people in Zones A and B - that means those from the Inlet to 62nd Street - were told to expect moderate to severe flooding overnight into Friday morning. The Inlet Parking Lot was closed at midnight and will remain closed until further notice, along with access to the beach.
Ocean City has not issued any evacuation orders at this time.