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Friday, April 3rd, 4:31pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

2020-04-03 16:31:46

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and other barrier island communities.  The warning is in effect Friday evening, April 3 through Saturday morning, April 4th.  The potential exists for widespread minor coastal flooding with the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide.

High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Friday at 5:01pm, and again Saturday morning at 5:21am.  The Saturday morning high tide may produce the most flooding.  If you live in an area where minor to moderate coastal flooding occurs in Avalon, consider moving your car to another location in our community before the Saturday morning high tide event.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

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

236 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT

SATURDAY…

 

* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level

expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal

waterways.

 

* WHERE…Coastal sections of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in

New Jersey.

 

* WHEN…From 2 AM to 10 AM EDT Saturday.

 

* IMPACTS…At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is

expected with many roads becoming impassable. Some damage to

vulnerable structures may begin to occur.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Minor coastal flooding is possible with

subsequent high tides on Saturday and Sunday.

 

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.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.

 


Friday, April 3rd, 8:23am: Coastal Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

2020-04-03 08:23:38

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Avalon and surrounding areas at the Jersey Shore.  The Watch is in effect from Friday evening, April 3rd, through Saturday morning, April 4th.  This flooding event may also impact other parts of the upcoming weekend.  Minor to perhaps moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at times of high tide.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur Friday at 5:01pm, and again Saturday at 5:21am.  The Saturday morning high tide may present the greatest threat of coastal flooding.

Please exercise caution while driving.  Never drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  As a reminder due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey has a declared public health emergency that has stay at home directives under executive orders signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that shows areas that are at-risk during flooding events:

 

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

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

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

457 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

 

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/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.A.0001.200404T0600Z-200404T1400Z/

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-

Coastal Atlantic-

457 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH

SATURDAY MORNING…

 

* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level

possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal

waterways.

 

* WHERE…Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape

May and Coastal Atlantic.

 

* WHEN…From late tonight through Saturday morning.

 

* IMPACTS…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. In Cumberland County,

minor roadway flooding is possible in Fortescue, Money Island,

Gandys Beach and other locations near the Delaware Bay

shoreline.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

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.


Sunday, November 17th, 8:25am: Coastal Flood Warning Extended Through Monday

2019-11-17 08:25:23

The National Weather Service has continued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and surrounding communities starting Sunday, November 17th at 8:00am through Monday, November 18th, at 5:00pm.  Rough surf is also expected during this storm event, with strong winds and some rain.  A Wind Advisory is also in effect for wind gusts approaching 50mph.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge occurs Sunday at 10:49am and again at 11:32pm; high tide occurs Monday at 11:46am.

If you live on a street that typically floods during tidal flooding events, it is advisable for you to move your vehicle to another part of Avalon that typically does not flood.  Do not drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk and causes a wake that damages public and private property.  Portions of Ocean Drive and Dune Drive may experience flooding.  Avalon has prepared a flood risk guide to help assist you with knowing where it may flood, and where you may safely relocate your vehicle.

If you have an emergency, dial 911.  If you lose electrical power, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Please remember at times of high tide it may be necessary to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to unsafe travel conditions.

Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this storm.  Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard MessageNational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ322 AM EST Sun Nov 17 2019     ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNINGTO 5 PM EST MONDAY...     * LOCATIONS...Tidal areas in the counties of Atlantic, Cape May,  and Cumberland.     * TIMING...From 8 AM this morning to 5 PM EST Monday.     * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...One to two feet of inundation above  ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and  tidal waterways. At these levels, widespread flooding of  roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Some  damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur.     * WAVES...Building to 7 to 13 feet on the ocean. Building to 3 to  6 feet on Delaware Bay.     PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidalflooding is occurring or imminent. Be prepared for rising waterlevels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.Follow the recommendations of local emergency managementofficials. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may bedeeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself indanger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costlyrepairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service atwater.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and floodimpact information for your local tide gauge.