BREAKING NEWS

Sunday, October 12th: Avalon Police Close Road to TI Bridge

2014-10-12 11:26:07 swahl

On Sun­day, Octo­ber 12th at 11:17am, the Avalon Police Depart­ment close a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.  The clo­sure resulted from wave over wash on the Avalon side of the bridge which makes that por­tion of Ocean Drive unsafe for motorists and pedes­tri­ans.  This clo­sure is expected to end later this after­noon.  In in the interim, please seek an alter­nate route to access Sea Isle City from Avalon.  High tide at the bridge occurs at 11:27am.  This evening’s high tide is expected to be about a foot lower than this morning’s high tide.

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Wednesday, Oct. 1st--Access to Townsend's Inlet Bridge Suspended

2014-10-01 13:00:28 swahl

On Wednes­day, Octo­ber 1st at 12:51pm the Avalon Police Depart­ment closed a por­tion of Ocean Drive head­ing north to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to heavy wave over wash on the road­way on the Avalon side of the bridge.  This clo­sure is expected to be tem­po­rary and the road will re-open as soon as wave con­di­tions sub­side, likely later in the after­noon.  Please take an alter­nate route from Avalon to Sea Isle City.

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Wed, Sept. 24th--Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory Now in Effect

2014-09-24 15:30:17 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice is call­ing for a rain­storm overnight Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th through Thurs­day morn­ing, Sep­tem­ber 25th that will bring rain, wind, and the poten­tial for some coastal flood­ing in coastal com­mu­ni­ties includ­ing Avalon. There is also a high risk for rip cur­rents along the beaches on Wednes­day. As a result, a Coastal Flood Advi­sory has been posted by the National Weather Ser­vice from Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th at 8:00pm through Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 25th at 2:00am. A High Surf Advi­sory is also in effect through Noon on Thursday.

A storm that is com­ing up the east­ern seaboard has already brought clouds to our region. The storm is expected to bring steady rain to our region dur­ing the overnight hours with east­erly winds at 35mph. The rain is expected to con­tinue into Thurs­day morn­ing before con­di­tions clear later in the day.

At times, the Avalon Police Depart­ment will close a por­tion of Ocean Drive lead­ing towards the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to wave over­wash on the road­way.  The road was closed for a few hours on Wednes­day morn­ing.  Please plan an alter­nate route dur­ing high tide.

For ref­er­ences pur­poses, high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City takes place at 8:55pm on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th and again at 9:19am on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 25th.

State­ment as of 2:55 PM EDT on Sep­tem­ber 24, 2014

… High rip cur­rent risk remains in effect until mid­night EDT
tonight…
… High surf advi­sory in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon
EDT Thurs­day…
… Coastal Flood Advi­sory in effect from 8 PM this evening to
2 am EDT Thursday…The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a high
surf advi­sory… which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon
EDT Thurs­day. A coastal Flood Advi­sory has also been issued. This
coastal Flood Advi­sory is in effect from 8 PM this evening to
2 am EDT Thursday.

* Loca­tion… Atlantic coastal Sus­sex County Delaware and Cape May
County New Jersey.

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Wed, Sept. 24th--Coastal Storm Tonight, Some Flooding Possible, Rip Current Threat

2014-09-24 07:55:31 swahl

The National Weather Ser­vice is call­ing for a rain­storm overnight Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th through Thurs­day morn­ing, Sep­tem­ber 25th that will bring rain, wind, and the poten­tial for some coastal flood­ing in coastal com­mu­ni­ties includ­ing Avalon.  There is also a high risk for rip cur­rents along the beaches on Wednesday.

A storm that is com­ing up the east­ern seaboard has already brought clouds to our region.  The storm is expected to bring steady rain to our region dur­ing the overnight hours with east­erly winds at 35mph.  The rain is expected to con­tinue into Thurs­day morn­ing before con­di­tions clear later in the day.

Cur­rently there are no coastal flood advi­sories, watches, or warn­ings posted for Avalon.  How­ever, they may be posted later in the day due to the heavy rain and east­erly winds that will accom­pany this storm.  For ref­er­ences pur­poses, high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City takes place at 8:55pm on Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 24th and again at 9:19am on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 25th.

There is also a high risk for rip cur­rents along the Avalon beaches and the south­ern New Jer­sey shore­line today.  Here is the text of the coastal haz­ard state­ment issued by the National Weather Service:

High rip cur­rent risk in effect through this evening…

The National Weather Ser­vice in Mount Holly has issued a high rip
cur­rent risk… which is in effect through this evening.

* Loca­tion… coastal Atlantic New Jersey.

* Risk of rip cur­rents… high

* surf height… 5 to 7 feet.

* Tim­ing… the risk for rip cur­rents will increase from south to
north through the day today. At least a mod­er­ate risk is likely
to con­tinue into tomorrow.

* Winds… east 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

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.

A reminder, the Avalon Beach Patrol is not on duty today.

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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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