Blizzard Strikes Ocean City - Headquarters - Ocean City, MD
Friday, October 30, 2015
The Blizzard of 2010 came as a surprise for most residents of Ocean City as forecasters called for just a dusting of snow which later turned out to become a monster storm following its arrival to Ocean City. A Stand-by Duty Crew was requested to fill HQ with an engine crew and EMS follow crew to assist paramedics responding. The crew stayed busy throughout the 24 hour stand-by, clearing the ramps and parking lot as snow piled up They also responded to calls. The final measurement of snow the resort received was 13.5 inches at the Ocean City Communications Center. Ocean City received more snow than anywhere in the state from this storm. But, because of the massive amount of wind, the snow drifted in some areas to form three-foot mounds of snow and other areas to have none. Ocean City was placed in a Winter Weather Watch for most of the storm before being upgraded and placed in a Blizzard Warning by The National Weather Service Wakefield, Virginia Sector due to high winds, heavy snow fall (1 IN per Hour) and poor visibility. The Duty Crew responded to multiple calls including a Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation, An Elevator Rescue, Fire Alarm Activation & ending the duty with an Electrical Hazard in West Ocean City.