Vacationers deal with flooding down the Shore as Florence promises more

"Probably the worst I've seen it in probably the 25 years I've been coming here."

Andrew Kramer
September 11, 2018 - 6:51 am
Flooded street conditions in Ocean City, N.J.

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Flooding down the shore has been a major issue these last few days. And with Florence approaching the Atlantic Coast, the matter could only get worse. 

Ocean City was hit hard by flooding to begin the week. 

"It was pretty bad," said Michael Bevilaqua, on vacation from Abington, Pa. "Probably the worst I've seen it in probably the 25 years I've been coming here."

But he says at least he and his family were anticipating it.

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"We figured it was going to be like this. We were hoping to get one beach day out of it," Bevilaqua said.

Robert and Heather Karnes, who have been vacationing in Ocean City after Labor Day for 40 years, said they were ready, too.

"Unfortunately it's the peak of hurricane season," said Robert.

But all that water in the streets did catch their eye. 

"It's just more abnormal and more frequently," Robert said.

"But we love Ocean City," said heathr. "So whatever happens happens."

The Karneses and Bevilaquas say they will be leaving the Shore, though, before Florence arrives.