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Ocean City prepares for Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 17:21:48-04

OCEAN CITY, Md. — In Ocean City, vacationers and officials are focusing on the weather as the eye of Hurricane Dorian progresses.

With the storm seeming to head away from Ocean City, city managers are still keeping an eye on the forecast. Winds were in the mid-teens on Thursday, and should be increasing to 20 and 30 mph gusts for Friday.

Emergency Management officials are worried about the sand, sea and wind and have closed the sea walls to the board walk to help block sand from blowing off the beach and loose items like garbage cans and other structures that can blow around in the wind are being removed.

Officials expect the wind and rain to pick up late Thursday night and run into the late hours of Friday

Ocean City officials expect Saturday to be a nice day with life guards on duty 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., that's their normal schedule until September 22. After September 22, beach patrol will only be on duty on the weekends until October 14.

That's when life guards will take a break until next summer.