Leaders In Ocean City Prep For Earl | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Leaders In Ocean City Prep For Earl

Play associated audio
Forecasters are comparing Hurricane Earl to Hurricane Gloria, which destroyed parts of Ocean City's boardwalk in 1986.
http://www.flickr.com/brostad
Forecasters are comparing Hurricane Earl to Hurricane Gloria, which destroyed parts of Ocean City's boardwalk in 1986.

By Bryan Russo

Officials in Ocean City will be meeting today to solidify the final preparations for Hurricane Earl’s arrival on Friday, and although they say they are ready for the worst, the real uncertainty is determining how bad conditions are going to get.

Ocean City is no stranger to hurricanes, even one as large as Earl. Yet, anxiety is starting to rise among locals and town officials as forecasters are comparing the storm to Hurricane Gloria which destroyed almost the entire Boardwalk in 1986.

Emergency Services Director Joe Theobald says that the town is ready for the worst, but he also says if the storm keeps on its current path, the impact of the hurricane on Ocean City will be minimal.

Ocean City’s department heads are meeting with the Mayor and City Council this morning to coordinate their final plans, and they have the backing of FEMA, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

Theobald says that even though the city has an evacuation plan in place, he doesn’t expect that it will have to be implemented.

NPR

W Seeking W For Compound Word Dates

For each word starting with "W," think of another word, also starting with "W," that can follow the first to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
NPR

This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.
WAMU 88.5

Morale Is Low Among Government Workers, But What Can Be Done?

Lawmakers are awaiting the results of a Government Accountability Office on low morale across federal agencies. But can Congress help fix a problem they played a large part in creating?

NPR

VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

Leave a Comment

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