Ocean City residents, tourists prepare for Hermine

People are calm as the winds start to grow stronger.

OCEAN CITY, MD (WUSA9) - Ocean City residents are getting ready for Tropical Storm Hermine.

The storm caused many people to change their holiday plans. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan even declared a state of emergency in advance of the storm's landfall.

Hogan's office said the executive order, "will allow the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance" to the following counties:

  • Caroline
  • Cecil
  • Dorchester
  • Kent
  • Queen Anne's
  • Somerset
  • Talbot
  • Wicomico
  • Worcester
  • Calvert
  • Charles
  • St. Mary's

Ocean City city leaders warned locals some downtown streets may have to close due to flooding brought on by Hermine.

WUSA9 talked to a few visitors spending their day at the beach Friday. Some said they planned to leave the Worcester County community before the storm hit.

"We decided to come here just for the day," said visitor Christopher Beattie. "Because, there's no point in staying here in the hurricane."


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