Hurricane Irene Passes, Early Estimates Say Ocean City Fared 'Pretty Well' | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Hurricane Irene Passes, Early Estimates Say Ocean City Fared 'Pretty Well'

Play associated audio

Overnight reports are speculating that Hurricane Irene's impact was less severe than originally predicted, but the region will soon see just how much the powerful storm left behind.

Gusty winds have died down enough in the Delmarva Peninsula this morning that you can hear the crickets again inland.

The passed by the Ocean City coastline sometime around 2 a.m. Sunday, and although she had been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, she was churning up waves exceeding 15 feet, and sent storm surge levels onto the coastline that haven’t been seen in this region in more than two decades.

Ocean City mayor Rick Meehan texted an early report that says the resort held "pretty well" overnight, and crews are being sent out to assess the damage at first light.

More than 93,000 people on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and another 23,000 people in coastal Delaware are out of power heading into Sunday.

NPR

Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
NPR

Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

The milk is now for sale in a limited number of stores — including the Coborn's in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ari Shairo talks with Coborn's dairy manager, Steven Thueringer.
WAMU 88.5

Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.
NPR

In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

Leave a Comment

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