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By Jonathan Wilson

The remnants of Tropical Storm Ida hammered Ocean City, Maryland.

The town's emergency services director Joseph Theobald says flooding has been a major problem in downtown Ocean City, but he says there's been no major damage to the boardwalk or other property.

The weakening storm also packed enough of a punch to severely erode sand dunes on Ocean City's beach front. Theobald says the dunes are there to absorb the brunt of powerful storms, and this one is one of the worst his city has seen in more than a decade.

"It's gonna rank up there over the last 15 years on what's taken place in Ocean City, especially with the flooding issues downtown," says Theobald.

Theobald says sand dunes will be repaired long before next year's vacation season. In summer months, the population of Ocean City rises to nearly 300,000. There are about 8,000 permanent residents.

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