FROM OCEAN CITY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:

CITY OF OCEAN CITY, NJ
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Ocean City Storm Update: Wednesday, October 31 11:00am

At this time Ocean City is still officially in a State of Emergency

We understand that our residents, property owners and business owners are extremely anxious to check on the conditions of their property and the well-being of family, friends and neighbors.

Therefore, the City has decided to allow limited re-entry into the island at noon for our residents, business owners and property owners.  The Route 52 Causeway (9th Street Bridge) and the 34th Street Bridge will be open for the limited access. The Longport Bridge is closed at this time. We ask that you show identification or documentation of property ownership upon entering the City.

We ask that the general public please refrain from travel into Ocean City to allow the City and property owners to continue their cleanup efforts.

Please note that travel on the island is still hazardous. Many roadways are still flooded or covered with hazardous debris.  Anyone on the island is advised to be extremely cautious of downed wires.  Do NOT touch or go near them.

The City is still without power in numerous areas.  Crews are working in town however, the timeframe for restoring power is not known at this time.

Ocean City Schools will remain closed on Thursday.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this trying time as we continue to direct all resources toward creating a safe situation for our citizens to return to.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Wednesday has been postponed due to the likelihood that some neighborhoods will still require extensive clean up of debris.  The rescheduled date will be announced when available.

Please restrict calls to our Communications Center to be of an emergency nature only.

For more information please visit OCNJ.US.