Ocean City Pounded By Remnants Of Tropical Storm | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Ocean City Pounded By Remnants Of Tropical Storm

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

How'd A Cartoonist Sell His First Drawing? It Only Took 610 Tries

Tom Toro was a directionless 20-something film school dropout. Then, after an inspired moment at a used book sale, he started submitting drawings to The New Yorker ... and collecting rejection slips.
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
NPR

Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.
NPR

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.