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Wed, October 10th, 5:52pm: Flash Flood Watch Issued By National Weather Service

2018-10-10 17:53:30

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for coastal areas of southern New Jersey from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night.  It is possible that our region may receive two to three inches of rain, with higher amounts possible as the remnants of Hurricane Michael veer away from the eastern seaboard into the North Atlantic.

Showers are expected to develop Thursday afternoon with the potential for heavy rainfall Thursday night into early Friday morning. The track of Michael will determine how much rain falls in our area.  Please be advised that travel conditions due to street flooding and low visibility may be difficult Thursday night.  The passage of the storm may produce windy conditions; now is a good time to secure any loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or intersection as this can put you and your vehicle at risk, and create an unnecessary wake that may damage private and public property.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast in the event a warning is necessary.

The Borough of Avalon has developed a flood risk map that delineates the areas of our community that may flood during heavy rainfall events.  You may consider moving your vehicle to another location of the Borough.  Tidal flooding is not expected.  A reminder:  The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge continues to be closed for planned maintenance activity.

Here is the context of the Flash Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch…CORRECTED National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 321 PM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a  * Flash Flood Watch for Delaware, Northeastern Maryland, Central   and Southern New Jersey and far Southeastern Pennsylvania,   including the Interstate-95 corridor.  * From Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night  * Showers producing moderate to heavy rainfall will develop  Thursday afternoon, and then will continue into early Friday   morning. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher   amounts, will fall during this time.  * The heaviest rain will fall across portions of Delmarva and the  Coastal Plain of New Jersey. The Interstate-95 corridor is also   susceptible to heavy rain and flash flooding. Flash flooding is   expected on roadways and in areas of poor drainage. Minor  flooding along small streams and creeks is possible as well.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.


Monday, Sept. 10th, 6:45pm: Coastal Flood Warning for This Evening's High Tide

2018-09-10 18:45:34

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for our community for the high tide during the evening hours of Monday, September 10th.  Moderate coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide, which will occur at 9:24pm at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge.

We have experienced some flooding on flood prone streets during the past few high tide cycles; flooding is expected during high tide this evening.  Please exercise caution while driving and never drive on a flooded street.  Doing so puts you and your vehicle at risk and creates a wake that can damage your vehicle, along with public and private property.

Sections of Dune Drive in the business district and sections of Ocean Drive may see moderate flooding this evening.  High tide will occur during the nighttime hours so it may be difficult to see a flooded street.

This may be the final flood warning during this storm event.  The Avalon Office of Emergency Management participated in a conference call today with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding the potential impacts from Hurricane Florence.  The current track of Florence predicts a landfall in the southern portion of North Carolina later this week.  Continue to monitor the forecast for updates.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 408 PM EDT Mon Sep 10 2018

Delaware Beaches-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic- 408 PM EDT Mon Sep 10 2018

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM EDT TUESDAY… …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT TUESDAY…  The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 2:00 AM Tuesday.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of the New Jersey counties of   Atlantic and Cape May, and Sussex County in Delaware.

* TIMING…High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront   occurs between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM this evening. High tide on   the back bays and along Delaware Bay occurs later than the high   tide on the oceanfront.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation   above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. Widespread flooding of roadways   is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at   risk when people put themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to   vulnerable structures may occur.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Large breaking waves will be dangerous to   anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip currents will be   life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

* WAVES…Wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are   forecast to be around 10 to 12 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  This Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate tidal flooding is occurring or imminent. Be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials.  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.  Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.  A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions.


Sunday, September 9th, 8:06pm: Coastal Flood Warning Extended Into Monday Morning

2018-09-09 20:05:57

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for coastal communities at the Jersey Shore.  The warning has been extended through Monday, September 10th, at 2:00pm. There is also a High Surf Advisory in effect through Monday, a High Rip Current Risk in effect through Monday evening; these warnings may be extended past Monday.

Moderate coastal flooding is again expected at time of high tide on Monday morning in our community. Flood-prone streets will likely see some water as this storm begins to depart our region.  High tide on the back bay Monday will occur around 9:00am where flooding is expected.  Do not attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management is tracking the progress of Hurricane Florence which is expected to have a major impact on the East Coast of the United States later this week.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets, and this website, for updates as the week progresses.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning, now extended through Monday morning, by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 432 PM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018 Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 432 PM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT MONDAY… …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has cancelled the Coastal Flood Watch.

* TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm tonight,   and then high tide occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Monday  morning. The high risk for rip currents may need to be extended   through early next week.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation   above ground level is expected in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread   flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming   impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in  harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to   occur.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* WAVES…6 to 10 feet.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…8 foot breaking waves will be dangerous to   anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip currents will be   life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.


Sunday, Sept. 9th, 7:53am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon Sunday Evening

2018-09-09 07:56:17

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon for Sunday, September 9thfrom 6:00pm until Monday, September 10that 2:00am.  A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon; there is also a High Surf Advisory in effect, along with a high risk of rip currents along the beaches.  The Coastal Flood Warning is in advance of the high tide event this evening that could bring flooding on local streets; minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible

A low pressure system is expected to continue to bring rain and wind to our region Sunday.  High tide will occur on the back bays at 8:16am Sunday, and again at 8:35pm Sunday.  During the evening high tide, some street flooding is anticipated.  At times, the road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge may be closed by Avalon Police due to safety reasons.  The Bridge will be closed for the fall and winter on September 17thdue to construction.

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and may cause an unnecessary wake that can damage property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Further advisories, watches, and warnings are likely to be issued by the National Weather Service throughout the week.  The Service and the Avalon Office of Emergency Management continue to pay attention to Florence which has the potential to impact the eastern seaboard of the United States later in the week.  Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 504 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018

Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 504 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… …HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of eastern Monmouth, coastal   Atlantic, coastal Ocean, and Atlantic coastal Cape May. This   includes the beaches along the Atlantic coast of New Jersey and   Delaware.  * TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm tonight,   and then high tide occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Monday  morning. Spotty minor coastal flooding is possible with the high   tide this morning. The high risk for rip currents may need to   be extended through early next week.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation   above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near  shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread   flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming   impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in  harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to   occur. At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is   expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at  risk when people put themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to   vulnerable structures may begin to occur. Minor roadway flooding   is possible on Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Point  Pleasant Beach and other locations near Barnegat Bay. Widespread   flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming   impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in  harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may occur.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.

* WAVES…Building to 5 to 8 feet in the surf zone.

* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…6 to 7 foot breaking waves will be   dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip   currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the  surf.


Sat, September 8th, 6:13pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon

2018-09-08 18:17:39

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon for Saturday evening, September 8th.  The Warning is in effect in advance of high tide which will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 7:45pm.  Salt water inundation is possible at time of high tide which will cause some street flooding in low lying areas.  This is expected to be the first of various flood advisories, watches, and warnings that may be issued this week along the Jersey Shore.

Please exercise caution while driving.  Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and may cause a wake that can damage property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Be advised that the roadway leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge was closed late afternoon by Avalon Police due to unsafe travel conditions.  The Bridge itself will be closed for the duration of the fall and winter months, starting September 17th, 2018.

The National Weather Service has also issued a High Surf Advisory from Sunday morning through Monday morning.  A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through late Sunday night. There is a high risk for rip currents in the ocean.

The Borough of Avalon has produced a flood risk map that shows areas prone to flooding during rain and coastal storms, for guidance purposes.  Additional rainfall is expected through the evening hours.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning courtesy of the National Weather Service:

 Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 449 PM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018

Atlantic Coastal Cape May- 449 PM EDT Sat Sep 8 2018

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING… …HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening. A High Surf Advisory has also been issued. This High Surf Advisory is in effect from 11 AM Sunday to 6 AM EDT Monday. In addition, a Coastal Flood Watch has been issued. This Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through late Sunday night. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS…Coastal portions of Atlantic and Cape May counties.  * TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm this  evening. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the high   tide on the oceanfront. There will be several rounds of coastal   flooding beyond tonight. The high risk for rip currents may need   to be extended through early next week.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…Two to three feet of saltwater   inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas   near shorelines and tidal waterways. Flooding is expected to be  severe enough to cause widespread flooding of roadways.   Vulnerable homes and businesses may be damaged as water levels   rise further. The flood waters are a danger to anyone who  attempts to cross on foot or in a vehicle.  * WAVES…Building to 6 to 8 feet.

* RIP CURRENT RISK…High. * SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Up to 8 foot breaking waves will be   dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip   currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…  A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidal flooding is occurring or imminent. be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials.  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.  A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area…producing localized beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for flooding are expected to develop.  Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information becomes available.  Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.  Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the shore and call or wave for help.