Many is Ocean City say wind and rain won’t stop their vacation

Kimberly Adams
September 06, 2019 - 9:38 pm
Flooding in Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Despite some back bay flooding, Ocean City residents and visitors say they haven’t dealt with much weather wise ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s impending arrival.

Allentown native John Dickson was among the many still walking the boards down the shore.

"It's thrilling to be here on a cooler windy day and to really feel the nature of it all," he said.

John’s wife Anita says high winds and misting won't ruin their vacation.

"Very happy to be down here,” she said. “It's a little chilly but other than that we're having a good time."

Walking the boardwalk in Ocean City
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The Dickson family wasn’t alone, as many spent their Friday evening strolling, biking, and jogging past Shriver's Saltwater Taffy, Lisa Spector says.

“Actually a little bit busier people have been saving their shopping to the end of the year, so they are coming in and we're getting really big purchases from people that have been waiting all summer," she said.

Resident John Payne says he’s been living in Ocean City for 50 years and he’s got no complaints either.

"I'm just glad that we didn't get a five and it's a 1, and it's kind of neat, it's kind of pretty to see the ocean like that," he added.