BREAKING NEWS

Saturday, May 7th, 8:05am: Tidal Flooding Possible Over Next Few Tide Cycles

2022-05-07 08:03:34

The National Weather Service has issued new warnings related to this weekend’s coastal storm.  A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect for the potential of moderate tidal flooding over the next few tide cycles, along with a High Wind Warning with gusty winds approaching 60mph.

Be aware of the potential for tidal flooding.  Tidal flooding is a temporary condition, but can put salt water onto streets and roadways that can damage vehicles, and make driving impossible during times of high tide.  If you live in a flood prone area of Avalon, move your vehicle to another part of the island where tidal flooding is less severe.  Avalon has created a flood risk guidance map to help you with best decisions, noted below.

The most serious tidal flooding may occur during the overnight high tide, which will occur at 1:37am Sunday.  High tide will also occur on Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 2:35pm.  Do not drive on a flooded street as this puts your vehicle and your life at risk, and creates a wake that can damage property.  Secure any outdoor objects.  Be mindful that bulk trash collection begins Monday; if you haven’t done so already, please place bulk trash at the curb Sunday afternoon as curbside trash is subject to tidal flooding.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.

Please be aware select beach paths in the north end of Avalon are closed due to erosion which will be made worse by this weekend’s storm.  Be aware that Avalon Police may close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to unsafe conditions at any time.


Friday, May 6th, 6:27pm: Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory Issued for Avalon

2022-05-06 18:26:55

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Saturday at 11:00pm through Sunday, May 8th, at 6:00am.  A Mother’s Day weekend that will bring significant rainfall, strong winds, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding for Avalon.  Additionally, a Wind Advisory is in effect from Saturday, 8:00am until Sunday, 2:00am.

The storm will begin will produce heavier rain and stronger winds in our region Friday night through Sunday morning.  The current forecast calls for wind gusts approaching 50mph.  Moderate tidal flooding is possible at time of high tide early Sunday morning

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 1:37am and at 2:35pm.  Tidal flooding is possible in flood prone areas including portions of Ocean Drive and the Dune Drive business district.  Do not drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you live in an area of Avalon that typically receives tidal flooding, please reference our flood risk map and consider moving your vehicle to higher ground.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites.  Bring objects indoors that may be prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture.

Be advised that varying degrees of tidal flooding may occur over several tide cycles.  Tidal flooding is a temporary condition.

The Avalon Garden Club’s community wide yard sale is on for Saturday, starting at 8:00am.  The Garden Club will hold its own yard sale inside the greenhouse Saturday morning on 39th Street, between Ocean and Dune Drive.  The Avalon Lions Club will attempt its yard sale at the Diller Home; however, it may end early and may be resumed next Saturday, May 14th.  The Avalon Community Paper Shredding Day will be held Saturday at Avalon Public Works at the 15th Street entrance starting at 9:00am.  The Avalon Volunteer Fire Department’s flower and plant sale is postponed until May 14th.  The Avalon Police Department’s bicycle auction is cancelled

Avalon will continue to monitor this storm with our partners at the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and provide updates when necessary.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the briefing package issued Thursday evening by the National Weather Service:


Friday, May 6th, 7:04am: Coastal Flood Watch, Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected to Begin Weekend

2022-05-06 07:04:12

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Saturday evening through Saturday night, May 7th.  A Mother’s Day weekend that will bring significant rainfall, strong winds, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding for Avalon.

The storm will begin with light rain early Friday afternoon, with heavier rain and stronger winds moving into our region Friday night through Saturday night.  The current forecast calls for wind gusts approaching 45mph.  Minor tidal flooding is anticipated during high tide Saturday afternoon and late Saturday night, and again Sunday afternoon.  Moderate tidal flooding is possible.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Saturday at 1:34pm, and again Sunday at 1:37am and at 2:35pm.  Tidal flooding is possible in flood prone areas including portions of Ocean Drive and the Dune Drive business district.  Do not drive on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  If you live in an area of Avalon that typically receives tidal flooding, please reference our flood risk map and consider moving your vehicle to higher ground.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites on Friday.  Bring objects indoors that may be prone to strong winds including trash cans and patio furniture.

Avalon will continue to monitor this storm with our partners at the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and provide updates when necessary.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the briefing package issued Thursday evening by the National Weather Service: