Help Needed Before Second Storm; Driving Curfew Lifted

A 5 p.m. update from the city on the post-Sandy recovery.

Ocean City Post Storm Update: Monday Nov, 5th 5:00PM

With the approaching Nor’easter forecast for Wednesday into Thursday the City will be accelerating efforts to remove debris from the most flood prone areas west of West Avenue.

Additional heavy equipment will be in use and residents are advised to use caution driving or walking near this equipment.

The City is also requesting assistance with clearing storm drains of leaves and other debris. The City has limited resources at this time so we are asking if you are able to do so, please inspect and clear the storm drains in your neighborhood.

Sand removal operations are continuing on the East side of the island so please use caution in those areas as some traffic restrictions remain in place.

Please do not overfill or place materials around the dumpsters located throughout the City. If a dumpster if full, please take to the Shelter Road location or hold your materials for disposal until after the coming storm.

The City is continuing to sweep the island and remove trash and debris until a schedule is determined. The Shelter Road Recycling Center has extended hours from 7am to 5pm seven days a week until further notice. Dumpsters are for residents, property and business owners ONLY. Contractors CANNOT use dumpsters.

The driving curfew in Ocean City has been lifted however, we ask that you still use caution while driving at night as a number of traffic signals are still not functioning and many roadways are covered with sand and storm debris.

Halloween Trick or Treat in Ocean City will be on Saturday, Nov 10 from 3PM to 5PM Citywide.

Demand for assistance from the local Food Cupboard is at an all time high. Donations of non-perishable food items are being accepted at the Ocean City Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk, Monday thru Friday 1PM to 3PM.

An organization has been established for the Ocean City Community called the OCNJ C.A.R.E Project, Cleanup and Recovery Effort. This organization will direct volunteers and donations for food, shelter and clothing within the Ocean City Community. More information can be found on facebook atwww.facebook.com/ocnjcare.

— News release from the City of Ocean City

Nancy November 06, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I think the city has done an amazing job cleaning up sand and debris! Not only that, there is also huge effort to rebuild the dunes that breached. I'd say they're pretty busy right now.
vic November 06, 2012 at 04:16 PM
the city has gone a fantastic job of getting ocean city back on it's feet and if you have any doubts or complaints,, take a trip to our northern communities and see what's going on.
Jim Middleton November 06, 2012 at 07:17 PM
One idea is to band together and get your corner or your alley or your block all taken care of by reaching out to your neighbors and seeing who can take trash up to the dump. There's no use waiting for a city truck when another storm's inbound. This is truly a time to reach out to people and make it happen.
Gabriella Fields November 06, 2012 at 09:19 PM
It is not just the absentee owners putting out the debris. I know plenty of residents who have too because they have lost everything.
Duffer November 06, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I know.....I'm a terrible person for noting the obvious yet tonight as I drove around town there were mountains of garbage on curbs on almost every street. Where will all that garbage be tomorrow afternoon when wind gusts from the ocean hit 55 knots?


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