The National Weather Service has extended the Coastal Flood Warning through this morning’s high tide event. High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Wednesday at 8:46am. Please be aware there may be some flood water in flood prone areas of Avalon during this morning’s high tide event. Never drive on any flooded street. There will continue to be rough surf and strong rip currents at the shore today. Be aware that the Avalon Police Department may have to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge before and after the high tide event.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service:
... High rip current risk in effect through this evening... ... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a high rip current risk... which is in effect through this evening. * Location... southern coastal areas of New Jersey and coastal areas of Delaware. * Coastal flooding... moderate flooding is anticipated with this morning's high tide. * Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront occurs between 8:00 am and 9:00 am this morning. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront. * Surge... around 2 feet above the astronomical tide. * Waves... breaking waves of 4 to 6 feet along the coast. * Rip currents... there is a high risk for the development of dangerous rip currents. * Coastal flooding impacts... widespread roadway flooding is expected and minor property damage is possible. * Outlook... the potential for minor coastal flooding near the times of high tide will continue into Thursday and perhaps Friday. A moderate to high risk of rip currents will continue into early next week. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Do not swim against the current, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help. A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water... and take appropriate action to protect life and property. 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 visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides