OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Town of Ocean City has ordered a mandatory evacuation of the downtown area.
Those living or currently residing in the area south of 17th street have been ordered out of the area.
Residents in the area are to evacuate immediately, with the hope everyone will be out of the area by 8 p.m. Sunday, October 28.
There is also a voluntary evacuation in Ocean City in place for other low-lying areas.
Ocean City mayor Rick Meehan has declared a state of emergency, and the beach has been closed. The inlet lot will also be closed at 5 p.m. and will not reopen until after Hurricane Sandy has passed.
Worchester county is expected to open shelters beginning at 1 p.m. The Town of Ocean City will utilize the municipal transportation system for the relocation of people with special needs and will provide a pick-up location at the convention center to relocate people to the designated shelters beginning at 1 p.m.
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