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Greta the conditions here -- still calm they're nothing like Jonathan has done North Carolina.
Rather this story here is that the planning by city officials well in advance of the storm the storm -- not coming here.
Until early afternoon tomorrow going into early Sunday morning.
Probably gale force winds by 5 PM tomorrow afternoon in -- arriving here some time earlier around three -- 4 AM on Sunday.
The planning I speak -- has really paid off.
In evacuation mandatory evacuation began last night at midnight in they wanted everyone out by 5 PM in the result has been.
It hundreds of thousands of people tour stand residence to the mid Atlantic's number one tourist beach -- -- Have left it's it goes down the only people here now.
Are police going door to door all afternoon in teams knocking on doors finding out if there are a few people that stayed behind.
The ones that are they said we're taking your.
We've momentarily lost script -- who's gonna tell -- that they he's an Ocean City, Maryland where governor Martin O'Malley earlier said today about getting people either but He issued evacuation race at its height of stupidity in the height of selfishness -- citizens to stay in Ocean City, Maryland.
-- put a burden on the risk the lives of first responders by being foolish been stupid or being selfish.
Carson the message there is that while some people on -- me wanna stay behind and act tough and take on the elements.
Is at the first responders are so loyal that they'll stay there and -- -- we got script back breath.
-- -- started out that now what am not sure what happened there this signaled did not fall because.
The weather again it's not here yet it's coming in it's this planning I spoke it's really gotten people out of here I was about -- tell your congress who are city councilman has that team.
Said the message to the people it stayed behind is.
Get out of here and do not wait until the -- this storm to call for help because no one will come for you.
That is the message here in it's not just the high winds at -- -- about here.
If hurricane Gloria the last big storm to hit here in 1985 -- -- -- lesson in this area it's the storm surge.
The beach is behind me but there's very low lying bay area's.
Headed this way and bridges that are closed it -- storm surge up of 56 to eight feet back in 1985.
They're worried that's gonna be a problem again.
The one guy did talk -- that stayed behind he's here because he's a property owner owns over 75 properties in his reasoning for saying is because he's worried.
That He won't be able to get in in time to be necessary repairs.
But what's really concerning people here is the economic impact this is a town it has been a place for people have come since the fifties -- sixties.
The hotels many mom and pop -- like -- one behind me.
They may not survive this -- take serious damage and that is on the eve of Labor Day weekend next week the very concerned about that Greta.
Griff thank you.
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