Ocean City dealing with heavy winds, large waves

Posted at 5:39 PM, Sep 10, 2018

High winds have pushed the sand onto the boardwalk. So, you don’t have to go to the beach for the sand dunes because they are piled up high.

Ocean City officials are cleaning up from Sunday night and trying to prepare for what's coming up this week.

Public works crews were clearing the sand thrust onto the boardwalk by high winds and strong tides.

"Last night that wind was blowing like I've never seen before. I mean it was constant for like hours," said Daryl Moore.

It will take more than sand dunes on the boardwalk to keep vacationers away from Maryland’s most popular resort.

Lifeguards kept a keen eye on the beach even though beach patrol was scaled down to about twenty guard stands, down from ninety stands they have on a normal summer day.

Swimming was open, but as currents or winds pick up they may close some parts of the beach.

Some are not intimidated by what mother nature hands us.

"You know, you still come anyway. You just take the chance and be smart and leave when they tell you to leave if you have to leave," said Joanne Lukas.

Public works are removing boxes and unused guard stands that may blow around in heavy winds. City officials are keeping an eye on any storms that may be coming up the coast.

Even if the beach is closed for swimming, the beach patrol will be out here in one way or another, making sure people stay out of the water and stay safe.

Lifeguards will be on duty all the way up until Sept. 23rd.