(OCEAN CITY, Md.) - Ocean City Emergency Services is continuing to monitor the winter storm system that is effecting the coast.

At this time the predictions remain consistent with initial forecasts, estimating sustained winds at 35 mph and gusts between 50-60 mph. Approximately three inches of rain and potential snow is expected, which will result in moderate flooding when combined with the storm and tidal surges.

Minor property damage and power outages due to wind have been experienced throughout town. Citizens should also prepare for possible power outages lasting several hours or even several days.

Additional precipitation, including rain and snow, high winds and flooding is going to continue through tomorrow morning. With heavy winds and flooding expected to continue, residents and visitors are encouraged to stay off the roadways. If you are driving in or just after heavy rains and you see standing water, do NOT drive through the water.

Citizens are encouraged to know Your Zone and Division and be prepared for any impact the storm may have on Ocean City. To begin preparing, citizens should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan for potential relocation during a flooding event.