Hurricane Sandy & Ocean City

Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, as well as the second-costliest Atlantic hurricane in history, only surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The eighteenth named storm and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Sandy devastated portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in late October 2012. Sandy is estimated in early calculations to have caused damage of at least $20 billion (2012 USD). Ocean City, sometimes known as OC, or OCMD, is an Atlantic Ocean resort town in Worcester County, Maryland, United States. 5.0/5

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This flooding at 32nd street in Ocean City, NJ is worse than Hurricane Sandy!
Thank you for inviting me to your site...This is a photo of Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, Maryland
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From the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce: OCEAN CITY IS OPEN FOR VISITORS, PLEASE HELP PASS THE WORD Ocean City has made a remarkable comeback from Hurricane Sandy. The Boardwalk and Downtown are in good shape and we were able to accommodate 8,000 visitors during our New Year's Eve First Night Celebration. Thanks to the tireless work of OCNJCARE, our super volunteer organization, its community partners and the City, this basic recovery was made possible. These groups continue to provide assistance to those who need help and will do so until the job is completed. It is very important that we get the word out to our visitors that we are open and ready to accommodate them now and for the upcoming season. Our Tourism industry revenues help keep the City tax base in check and also contribute substantially to the State's Treasury and tax base. We have already held a press conference with area media explaining that Ocean City is prepared to accommodate visitors. We asked folks at First Night to spread the word th ...
I've been working for the last 2 years, maybe more on a series of the NJ Shore. I spent this summer photographing Atlantic City, Ocean City, Barnegat Bay, Barhegat Light House, Cape May and Asbury Park. Then Hurricane Sandy hit and devastated the NJ Shore, NY, and Connecticut. I wasn't sure if I should continue with this project or not, but several people encouraged me to keep doing it. I did, and I'm glad I did. I discovered that each town doesn't blend into the next. That each boardwalk is different from the other. If you know the shore you know just by looking at a photograph where it was taken. The Wildwood Boardwalk it different from Seaside Heights, or Ocean City. When you see a Victorian home you know it's Cape May. When you see Lucy the Elephant you know its in Margate. I went back 2 1/2 weeks after the storm to AC. We drove from AC, through Ventnor, Margate and to Ocean City. What we saw was part of the boardwalk in Atlantic City was gone, and took some buildings down with it. Sand everywhere. .. ...
Andy Harris, the Republican Congressman who "represents" the Eastern Shore, is one of the Congressmen who voted AGAINST relief funds for Hurricane Sandy victims. I guess he looks at it as an economic boost for Maryland. After all, if the coastal areas of NY and NJ are still a mess come summer, it'll mean more people visiting Ocean City, right? Wonder what he would have done had the storm hit Delmarva, like the original storm tract indicated. Oh, wait, it DID hit Delmarva. But then, I doubt if Andy knows where Crisfield is, much less that the town was submerged and is hurting badly. If he's torqued because the money was not destined for Maryland, he could have fought to change that. But then he'd actually be doing something for his constituents and not sucking up to his puppet masters.
This past Tuesday night, Brigantine residents gathered for another town meeting focused on the rebound of our island from Hurricane Sandy. Brigantiners, including Mayor Phil Guenther and Councilman Tony Pullella were first in line to react to the proposed changes to FEMA elevation maps. Yes, I said PROPOSED elevation maps. FEMA representatives explained “these are advisory base flood elevations….they haven’t been adopted yet. There’s sure to be a lot of discussion. Typical advisory (changes) will be somewhere about two years in the future. This isn’t going to happen next week, next month or next year.” Of course, if you read the cringe-worthy story in the The Press of Atlantic City, one might think these advisories and preliminary recommendations are a done deal and it’s time to pack up and haul *** to somewhere in Kansas. Understandably, most daily newspapers are under extreme pressure to sell copies. Their readership is collapsing and advertisers are fleeing to the Web. Exaggerated stories ...
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11:28 PM EST 12/17/12 | The clearing begins... Look at this amazing photograph of the Ocean City, Maryland Fishing Pier before Hurricane Sandy came through. Look at the sky in this photograph...tomorrow will look very similar in comparison. For the rest of the evening, cloudy skies with a stray light shower is possible. Fog is less likely tonight; however, it could develop before sunrise, so it should not effect the morning commute too much. Low temperatures will drop a few degrees from the current 52 to the upper 30s. Tomorrow, decreasing clouds which will lead to a sunny afternoon. Gusty with wind gusts to 20 MPH. High temperatures in the upper 40s. Tomorrow evening, slightly cooler with temperatures dropping to near the freezing mark. Wednesday looks very similar to tomorrow with the next chance of showers approaching the area late Wednesday Evening. Have a great day! By: Forecaster Isaacs
Flooding on some streets in Ocean City, NJ is seen following Hurricane Sandy, Thursday November 1, 2012. Video by Michael Ein
Macedonia UMC is blessed to be able to worship in the United Methodist Church of Somers Point, NJ while our Church home in Ocean City, NJ is being restored/repaired from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy. God always makes the way for all of us. We just need to trust Him and step out in Faith in Him and His Holy Word (Jesus).
Buses brought volunteers from Philadelphia to Ocean City to help clear the beaches of debris and trashed washed ashore by Hurricane Sandy.
original artwork by Kasey Klein Ocean City, NJ before Hurricane Sandy
This side ofSouth Jerseywas largely spared from the devastation ofHurricane Sandyearlier this week, but along the Jersey Shore – from Ocean City to Belmar – many Garden State residents suffered a tremendous loss.
Lucy the Elephant in Margate, NJ, maybe the first landmark that everyone checks for only got the tips of her feet wet. Hurricane Sandy hit the coast right north of Ocean City, NJ. Lucy the Elephant only got her feet wet.
Jay Gillian, Mayor of Ocean City, NJ says Hurricane Sandy cost the city an estimated 438 million dollars in damages. featured in NBC s Science of Love
It’s hard to write about my hurricane Sandy experience and be excited when so many people are suffering because of her. Hurricane Sandy is now gone, but she leaves in her wake a trail of destruction. On the flip side of the coin, she left some surfers with the best memories of their surfing lives on...
David Zent, Olen Talyor and I will be in the studio tomorrow night to finish my shore song that I wrote during the summer in Ocean City, Maryland. The tune was composed while I was sitting on a beach chair watching folks enjoy the waves and sand. Sadly enough, the part of the beach that I was enjoying is washed away. Hurricane Sandy took its toll. The shore song talks about life on the shore and all that it offers. The time is right to put it out in support of East Coast recovery. We have many family members who live back east and are very blessed that none of them were hurt during the storm.
Surfers check out the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at the beach in Ocean City, NJ October 29th, 2012
Residents of Ocean City cope with the clean-up in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Thursday Nov 1, 2012.
Here you go, now dubbed as Mega Monday as the Wild Lyfe Crew jump on Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 and Brad 'B-Rad' Hoffman snags the footie of a lifetime ...
Heading to Ocean City to check on my condo. Hope it weathered Hurricane Sandy unscathed! Keep your fingers crossed!
Wow!! The devastation that I see about Hurricane Sandy is awful. There is so much sand all over Ocean City, NJ that it is appropriately called Hurricane Sand-y.
Baltimore District leaders joined Philadelphia District conduct aerial preliminary damage assessments along the East Coast from New Jersey to Maryland after Hurricane Sandy. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Ashley Williams).
We wish all of our dear neighbors, friends, and donors of Avalon, Wildwood, Ocean City, Sea Isle, and Stone Harbor a safe and quick recovery from Hurricane Sandy. You are all in our hearts!!
Hurricane Sandy left eroded beaches, flooded streets and damaged structures.
As the remains of Hurricane Sandy move away, a long cleanup begins.
The dramatic footage started early this time. Not from Hurricane Sandy, but the behavior of those who are covering it. One of the first moments came early on Monday from Chip Reid over at CBS This Morning. Reid’s crew had set up close to the pounding surf in Ocean City, Maryland–so close, in fact, ...
The Maryland Wing has begun photo imaging flights to document Hurricane Sandy's damage in Calvert County and along the Chesapeake Bay shoreline. At first light Lt. Col. John Henderson, the wing’s homeland security officer, flew a Calvert County Emergency Operations Center official over specific points of critical infrastructure in the county. Capts. Marty Sacks, assistant operations officer for Maryland Wing Group 2, and John Ralph, Bowie Composite Squadron commander, will fly imagery missions today to provide the state Emergency Management Agency with damage assessment photos of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline as well as areas around Ocean City on the Atlantic coast.
The City of Ocean City announced at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday that residents and property owners would be allowed back onto the island after a three-day mandatory evacuation during Hurricane Sandy, and by 12:15 p.m. long lines of traffic were backed up at the causeways. Police at checkpoints in Somers Point and Marmora are checking for proof of residency or property ownership. Anybody traveling inbound can expect delays. People returning to Ocean City can use the Ninth Street or 34th Street causeways, but the Longport causeway and Ocean City-Longport Bridge were not open as of early Wednesday afternoon as crews are still clearing debris and downed telephone poles from the roadway.
Flooding from Hurricane Sandy cuts off access to Ocean City |
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Hurricane Sandy Spreads Over East Coast: Oct. 29, 2012 -- As massive Hurricane Sandy batters the eastern coastline of the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses satellites to snap photos of the storm. According to the National Hurricane Center, Sandy "is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the mid-Atlantic coast, "plus heavy Appalachian snows." The wind speeds, at time of writing, are predicted to be 90 mph, and the 900 mile stormfront is already lashing the eastern seaboard with rain and high waters. New York City's East River has overrun its banks. Historic piers in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Ocean City, Md., have reportedly collapsed.
Hurricane Sandy took aim on hitting every shore town in Jersey it could find. After seeing the awful devastation throughout the Jersey Shore; in Seaside Heights, LBI, and Atlantic City, as well as in Sea Isle and Ocean City; then seeing the relatively mild (in comparison) damage to our shore town, we are so blessed and lucky that even Hurricane Sandy was left wondering, “Where the *** is Strathmere?”
Product Symposium is On Schedule! We would like to express our concern for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. After careful consideration, Market America’s 12th Annual Product Symposium, set for November 2-4 in Ocean City, Maryland, will proceed as scheduled. We have been in contact with local officials, the host hotel and the venue, ensuring that everything is clear and accessible for travelers. This year's Product Symposium will be packed with insights, information and inspiration (and a few surprises) that can catapult your retail success and thus your success as a whole. Tickets will be available at the door so we encourage everyone to join us in Ocean City, Maryland!
Final update of the day: Ocean City experiences minimal effects of Hurricane Sandy Since before sunrise, Town of Ocean City employees have been working to *** the damage throughout town to determine the effects of Hurricane Sandy. With no known damage to the boardwalk, the results of the initial assessment included anticipated beach erosion and flooding, marginal debris and severe damage to the Ocean City Fishing Pier. Employees for the Town of Ocean City have been working diligently to clear storm related debris and return regularly scheduled city services. Emergency personnel not only responded to calls during the storm, but continued to assist residents and visitors upon their return to Ocean City. In addition, they worked closely with the Maryland State Highway Association, the Maryland State Police, the US Coast Guard and the National Guard to make sure the town was safe for citizens to return. Public Works staff assisted in picking up debris, transporting citizens to and from shelters and cleanin .. ...
News of the Coast Guard House where Cathy and I a lovely Sunday Brunch on October 21st Sandy storm surge guts iconic Coast Guard House October 30, 2012 - 10:45 am The Coast Guard House restaurant in Narragansett has weathered some impressive Southern New England storms. From Irene to Floyd to Bob, the restaurant, which sits right on the water at Narragansett Pier, was boarded up, and then fingers were crossed in hopes that the ferocious surf and surge would not claim the building. Unfortunately, although the structure is still there, Hurricane Sandy proved to be too much for preventative measures, as the tide rose too high, and waves and rocks crashed right into the dining room. The aftermath was a mess that will force the restaurant to close temporarily to rebuild. The Sandy weather setup meant that the coast of Rhode Island was going to be hammered by some of the surge and mammoth waves from the storm. Even though Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Ocean City, NJ – 225 miles from Narragansett, the storm ...
Waves from Hurricane Sandy slam the shores of beach resort town Ocean City, Maryland while people attempt to get close enough to take photos. (Oct 29, 2012)
Hurricane Sandy: 'Frankenstorm' Heads For New York Sky News – 7 hours ago New Yorkers are being warned to prepare for the worst as deadly "superstorm" Sandy bears down on the city. There were chaotic scenes on 8th Avenue, where the facade of a four-storey apartment building collapsed as conditions in the city worsened. The New York Daily News reported that there were no injuries in the 25-unit building, where the interiors of apartments were left completely exposed. Heavy rain and strong winds have started lashing the northeast of the US, with the public safety director of Atlantic City declaring that the majority of his city is "underwater" and oil companies shutting down operations in coastal areas. Ocean City, Maryland, was among the first heavily-populated areas to suffer serious damage and flooding, and the state's governor Martin O'Malley predicted: "There will be people who die and are killed in this storm." As forecasters warn New York could bear the brunt of the one-of-a-kind storm - dubbed a " ...
Waves from Hurricane Sandy batter shores of Ocean City, Maryland
God bless the East Coast... Just seen Ocean city, NJ and its under water... Hurricane Sandy doing damage...
Be safe everyone that are in these areas. Sandy moving ashore, bringing record storm surge flooding. "Hurricane Sandy is making its final approach, and will be ashore near the Delaware/New Jersey border early this evening. The scale of this massive storm truly earns Sandy the title of "superstorm", and no storm since at least 1988 has struck the U.S. with a wider area of tropical storm-force winds. High wind warnings are posted from Northern Michigan to Lake Okeechobee, Florida, and from Chicago to Maine. All-time low pressure records have been set at Atlantic City, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington Delaware. The rain is coming down in sheets along the East Coast, where heavy rain stretches from Virginia to Pennsylvania and New York. Virginia Beach, VA has seen 9.26", Dover, DE has seen 6.36" and Ocean City, MD has seen 6.31". Some of the heaviest rain, apart from close to the center, is actually on the far western side, where a strong band of precipitation has set up running north to south from Erie, ...
Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wa
Surfers check damage from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, NJ October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy diary: Still alive. Watched Hocus Pocus. Looked at photos of the flooding in Red Hook, Battery Park City, Atlantic City, Ocean City. The gusts are starting. The end is nigh.
The Baltimore Sun has confirmed that the Ocean City, MD pier has been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Paul Butler Reports: Join Corrina Pysa and me for the WBOC News @ 11. Sandy's effects are starting to show up on Delmarva. Wind gusts over 50 mph in Ocean City. Our meteorologists Dan Satterfield and John Trout will give you the latest on Hurricane Sandy, and what to expect from the brunt on the storm overnight and Monday. That's coming up at 11pm on WBOC, and if you lose power you can stream us live on your tablet or smartphone.
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Here's our final update of the day. Stay safe everyone. Town of Ocean City emergency operations continue (Sunday evening update) Ocean City Emergency Services is continuing to monitor the projected path of Hurricane Sandy. At this time the path remains consistent with initial forecasts, estimating sustained winds at 40-45 mph and gusts between 55-60 mph. Approximately 10 inches of rain is expected, which will result in severe flooding when combined with the storm and tidal surges. At approximately 9 a.m. today, October 28, the Town of Ocean City implemented Phase II of the Emergency Evacuation Plan. Due to the severe flooding which is expected during the storm, a mandatory evacuation of all residents in the downtown area (south of 17th Street) was issued and was effective immediately. All residents in these areas must evacuate before 8 p.m. today. All non-resident property owners, vacationers and visitors must also evacuate by the 8 p.m. deadline. In addition, a voluntary evacuation order is in place ...
A quick weather update, 'Hooked On OC' style of Hurricane Sandy filmed in and around Ocean City, Maryland on October 28, 2012 between 11am and 12:30pm with s...
Emergency Management Bulletin for Wicomico County, MD Issued by The Weather Channel Sun, Oct 28, 2012, 1:54 PM EDT The low lying areas of Ocean City from 17th Street and below are under a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to pass offshore the Maryland Coast early Monday morning. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) advises motorists leaving the Eastern Shore of Maryland to consider alternates routes other than US 50 (Ocean Gateway). Residents and visitors in other areas are asked to voluntarily evacuate. Only one lane of US 50 Westbound is open at Queenstown where the roadway crosses over US 301 resulting from a major bridge replacement project now under construction. Motorists traveling westbound on US 50 are urged to travel north on to MD 213 (Centreville Highway) at Wye Mills for five miles to intersect with US 301North and proceed to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Motorists on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland heading west of the Chesapeake Bay are adv ...
State of Emergency already? ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 26, 2012) - Governor Martin O'Malley this morning signed an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for all Maryland counties as the State continues to monitor Hurricane Sandy and its potential impact. The declaration gives the state flexibility to activate the Maryland National Guard and provide assistance to local emergency managers. "As Hurricane Sandy makes its way north, I urge all Maryland residents to prepare for extreme weather," said Governor O'Malley. "I urge all Marylanders to review their family emergency plans, make sure their emergency supplies like batteries and water are fully stocked and to stay informed." If the storm hits Maryland, it is expected to move slowly and could bring as much as 48 hours of heavy rain and strong winds. Potential issues could be stream and tidal flooding, trees falling due to the combination of wind and wet ground, and power outages caused by winds and falling trees. Ocean City and Assateague Island li ...
you can watch Hurricane Sandy come ashore / cameras Ocean City MD = possible landfall spot $$
Town of Ocean City monitoring path of Hurricane Sandy, Storm updates provided on various outlets »
This Just In: Ocean City, NJ: The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management advises residents, visitors and property owners to closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days to stay informed about the possible effects from Hurricane Sandy. It is likely this storm will affect our area during the Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30, timeframe with possible high winds, heavy rain and flooding. You are advised to use Friday and Saturday to prepare yourself, your family and your property for this storm. Secure all loose items on and around your property and prepare to move vehicles to higher ground in flood prone areas. If you feel you are unable to deal with or prepare for potential power outages at your property, please begin planning now for a temporary location to relocate.
Of all the gin joints in the world, why did you have to walk into mine, Hurricane Sandy? You are going to make my weekend a bit of a troublesome experience in Ocean City. I am more worried about our trip home - welcoming prayers for safe travels this weekend for me and all others who will be traveling this weekend.
Hurricane Sandy continues to be followed closely thoroughout the North East. The latest forecast map from the National Hurricane Center shows a possible
Wow this could definitely be a crazy storm...Hurricane Sandy is supposed to be crashing into another "Nor'easter" storm so this will be interesting. Of course we are STILL heading for Ocean City for the weekend but will be leaving before it gets too bad Sunday (in theory).
Hurricane Sandy pounded the Bahamas with battering winds and rain on Friday after killing 21 people across the Caribbean, posing a menacing threat to the U.S. East Coast.
The path of Hurricane Sandy is getting closer and closer to making a direct landfall at ocean city. As of now it is forecast to make landfall in northern Delaware. With this track we could easily see destructive wind gusts to 70 mph and rainfall amounts in excess of half a foot. It would be highly wise to stay inside as the effects of this powerful storm will start on Saturday and last through Tuesday with peak conditions during Sunday night and all of Monday.
Hurricane Sandy is supposed to make landfall in Ocean City, Maryland and follow up the coast. I have family in Maryland and Rhode Island. Praying for safety and for the hurricane to lose strength.
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