BREAKING NEWS

Wed, Sept. 10th: Coastal Flood Advisory Today, Road to Bridge Closed

2014-09-10 09:09:16 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has issued another Coastal Flood Advi­sory for the Bor­ough of Avalon and other seashore com­mu­ni­ties in our region through 2:00pm on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 10th. There is the poten­tial for some minor coastal flood­ing in flood prone areas dur­ing this morning’s high tide event which will occur at 9:28am. As a pre­cau­tion, the Avalon Police Depart­ment has closed a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge effec­tive at 9:05am on Wednes­day due to wave over wash on the road­way. The road will be reopened when safe. Here is the text of the advi­sory issued today by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advi­sory remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this
afternoon…

* loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor tidal flood­ing is expected at high tide
this morn­ing. High tide this morn­ing will occur between 830 am
and 1030 am and a few hours later in the back bays.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. Minor tidal flood­ing often results in some Road
clo­sures. Usu­ally… the most vul­ner­a­ble road­ways will flood.

Do not leave your vehi­cle at a loca­tion that is prone to tidal
flood­ing. Do not drive your vehi­cle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
your­self in dan­ger and your vehi­cle may be dam­aged… lead­ing to
costly repairs.

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Tues, Sept. 9th: Road to Townsend's Inlet Bridge Closed

2014-09-09 07:46:04 swahl

The Avalon Police Depart­ment has again closed a por­tion of Ocean Drive that leads to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.  This clo­sure is in advance of the Tues­day morn­ing high tide in Avalon.  Wave over wash and flood­ing is the rea­son for the clo­sure.  The road to the bridge will be reopened later this morn­ing when con­di­tions per­mit.  Please use an alter­nate route to Sea Isle City.   It is pos­si­ble the road will be closed again later on Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 9th, in advance of the next high tide event.

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Tues, Sept. 9th: Coastal Flood Advisory Continues for Avalon

2014-09-09 06:48:25 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has con­tin­ued the Coastal Flood Advi­sory for the Bor­ough of Avalon through Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 10th, at 1:00am.  There is the poten­tial for spotty minor flood­ing at time of high tide on Tues­day morn­ing, and more wide­spread minor coastal flood­ing at time of high tide on Tues­day evening.  Please exer­cise cau­tion while dri­ving and never attempt to drive on any flooded street, or through any flooded inter­sec­tion.  Rip cur­rents will also occur along our beachfront.

High tide will occur in Avalon on Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 9th at 8:39am and again at 9:02pm.

Here is the text of the advi­sory posted by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Advi­sory in effect until 1 am EDT Wednes­day…
… High rip cur­rent risk remains in effect through this evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advi­sory… which is in effect until 1 am EDT Wednesday.

* Loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware.

* Coastal flood­ing… minor tidal flood­ing will be spotty for this
morn­ings high tide and more wide­spread at high tide this evening.
The morn­ing high tide along the ocean­front will be around 8 am.
The high tide this evening will be around 8 PM. The back bays
have the high tide a few hours later.

* Risk of rip cur­rents… high for today and tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A high risk of rip cur­rents implies that wind and/or wave
con­di­tions will sup­port the devel­op­ment of very strong rips
cur­rents. These rip cur­rents will be life threat­en­ing to any­one
who enters the surf. Rip cur­rents are pow­er­ful chan­nels of water
flow­ing quickly away from shore… which occur most often at low
spots or breaks in The Sand­bar and in the vicin­ity of struc­tures
such as groins… jet­ties and piers. Heed the advice of life­guards
and the beach patrol. Pay atten­tion to flags and posted signs.

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. Minor tidal flood­ing often results in some Road
clo­sures. Usu­ally… the most vul­ner­a­ble road­ways will flood.

Do not leave your vehi­cle at a loca­tion that is prone to tidal
flood­ing. Do not drive your vehi­cle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
your­self in dan­ger and your vehi­cle may be dam­aged… lead­ing to
costly repairs.

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Monday, September 8th: Road to Townsend's Inlet Bridge Closed

2014-09-08 18:31:33 swahl

The Avalon Police Depart­ment announced on Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 8th at 6:29pm that a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge has been closed to vehic­u­lar traf­fic due to flood­ing and wave over wash on the bridge.  The National Weather Ser­vice main­tains a Coastal Flood Advi­sory in effect for the poten­tial for minor coastal flood­ing at time of high tide this evening.  High tide will occur at 8:12pm on Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 8th.  As a safety pre­cau­tion, access to the bridge from Avalon has been sus­pended until the flood­ing and wave over wash con­cerns are alle­vi­ated.  Please access Sea Isle City and north­ern points from Avalon via Avalon Boule­vard and north­bound routes includ­ing the Gar­den State Park­way and Route 9.

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Mon, Sept. 8th-Coastal Flood Advisory Posted for Avalon, Jersey Shore

2014-09-08 15:26:25 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice has issued a Coastal Flood Advi­sory for the Bor­ough of Avalon for Mon­day evening, Sep­tem­ber 8th.  There is the poten­tial for some minor coastal flood­ing at time of high tide this evening.  Please be aware that there is poten­tial for minor flood­ing in flood prone areas of Avalon, includ­ing por­tions of Ocean Drive.  Never attempt to drive on a flooded street or through a flooded inter­sec­tion.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City at 8:12pm.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advi­sory from the National Weather Service:

… Coastal Flood Advi­sory in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EDT this
evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a coastal
Flood Advi­sory… which is in effect from 7 PM to 11 PM EDT this
evening.

* Loca­tion… coastal areas of New Jer­sey and Delaware and along
Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flood­ing… mar­ginal minor flood­ing is antic­i­pated around
the time of tonight’s high tide, espe­cially along the Delaware
coast and the south­ern New Jer­sey coast.

* Tim­ing… high tide on the New Jer­sey and Delaware ocean­front as
well as Rar­i­tan Bay occurs between 700 PM and 900 PM. High tide
on the back bays and along Delaware Bay occurs later than the
high tide on the oceanfront.

* Seas… wave heights on the ocean waters will be 5 to 7 feet.
Wave heights on Delaware Bay will be 3 to 5 feet.

* Impacts… local­ized road­way flood­ing is antic­i­pated. Pos­si­ble
heavy rain could exac­er­bate tidal and poor drainage flood­ing
espe­cially in Delaware.

* Fore­cast… there is also a chance of minor coastal flood­ing with
Tues­day night’s high tide, espe­cially along the north­ern New
Jer­sey coast.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A coastal Flood Advi­sory indi­cates that minor tidal flood­ing is
antic­i­pated. Minor tidal flood­ing often results in some Road
clo­sures. Usu­ally… the most vul­ner­a­ble road­ways will flood.

Do not leave your vehi­cle at a loca­tion that is prone to tidal
flood­ing. Do not drive your vehi­cle through flood waters. The
water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting
your­self in dan­ger and your vehi­cle may be dam­aged… lead­ing to
costly repairs.

For a list of the impact of dif­fer­ent tide heights in your
County please go to www.Erh.NOAA.Gov/phi/tides.Htm (all in lower
case).

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