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Ocean Metropolis half marathon and 5K nonetheless on regardless of remnants of Ian rolling by means of New Jersey – CBS Information


OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Some folks down the Jersey Shore needed to make changes to their plans as a result of remnants of Hurricane Ian bringing rainy weather. There’s some minor flooding in Ocean Metropolis. 

Drivers are going by means of massive puddles slowly to remain protected. 

However whatever the moist climate, the Ocean Metropolis half marathon and 5K continues to be taking place Sunday morning. 

Hurricane Ian slammed by means of components of Florida, however greater than 1,200-hundred miles away in Ocean Metropolis, New Jersey, residents are feeling the influence of the now tropical storm.  

“Particularly on the again roads, the bays fairly flooded and on the roads,” Mike Bersuch mentioned. “However there’s a number of water on the marshes and coming over the bridge there are some streets backed up.” 

The moist climate and minor flooding led some occasions to be rescheduled, however Sunday’s Ocean Metropolis half marathon and 5K continues to be a go.

 “I am hoping we’ll have loads of runners get to the beginning line, however for positive, I consider some runners will decide out of creating it to the beginning line attributable to both journey or not desirous to struggle the hostile situations,” Lisa Rumer, the Ocean Metropolis half marathon and 5K race director, mentioned. 

Runners mentioned rain is much less of a difficulty. It is extra concerning the excessive winds.  

“Going north proper now it was fairly brutal,” Greg Johnson mentioned. “The winds form of get you pushed again a little bit bit so we’ll see once we get on the bridge particularly.” 

On the seaside, the foggy situations and the regular mist of rain made most keep in for the day.  

“The waves are fairly loopy and a little bit little bit of mist, however we simply wished to return out and see what was happening out right here right now,” Missy Bersuch mentioned.

Because the remnants Hurricane Ian leaves a minor mark down on the shore, residents mentioned they cannot assist however take into consideration these immediately impacted in Florida.  

“It is a disgrace and our hearts actually exit to the households which have nowhere else to go proper now,” Shannon Nelson mentioned.  

In accordance with Cape Could County Emergency Administration, water ranges are anticipated to peak on Sunday. 

They mentioned that would result in minor coastal flooding. 


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