Thursday, September 21st, 6:42pm: Significant Storm to Bring Strong Winds, Heavy Rain, Tidal Flooding Sept. 22-24th

The Avalon Office of Emergency Management presents this weather briefing for you regarding a significant coastal storm that will impact our region Friday-Saturday, September 22nd-23rd.  Please be aware of the impacts of this storm, including flooding from rainfall and tidal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rain.  A High Wind Warning is in effect; a Coastal Flood Watch is in effect which will likely become a Coastal Flood Warning for Saturday’s high tide, which occurs in Avalon at approximately 3:00pm.  Please secure outdoor objects now.  If you live in an area of Avalon that is prone to flooding from either heavy rainfall or tidal flooding, consider moving your vehicle to higher ground on Friday.  Contractors are required to secure their job sites.  Beach erosion and rough surf are expected.  Please continue to follow updates on traditional Avalon media channels, and on traditional media.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  Do NOT drive on any flooded street.  If you experience a power outage during this storm event, call Atlantic City Electric’s outage number at 1-800-833-7476.  Be prepared for this storm event; updates will be provided as warranted, thank you.

1 – A coastal storm will impact our region this weekend, starting Friday Night and lasting through Sunday. The most significant impacts will be to areas along the immediate coast on Saturday, in the form of coastal flooding and strong winds, along with periods of heavy rain.

2 – MAJOR coastal flooding is possible along coastal areas of Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware. Moderate coastal flooding is possible along southern coastal areas of New Jersey; some major coastal flooding cannot be ruled out in spots for Cape May and Atlantic counties in New Jersey. The greatest concern for coastal flooding will likely occur during the Saturday afternoon high tide, around 2-3pm, but could linger into following high tide cycles on Sunday.

3 – Strong onshore winds are forecast on Saturday. Gusts 50-60 mph are possible across the immediate coastal areas and over the ocean waters; peaking up to 30-40 mph inland. Combined with coastal flooding, this could result in at least minor beach erosion, along with dangerous rip currents. A High Wind Warning has been issued for the coast with Wind Advisories up further inland for all coastal counties of DE and NJ. For our marine zones, dangerous winds and seas have warranted a Storm Warning and Gale Warnings for all waters.

4 – Periods of heavy rain will fall from Friday night into Sunday, with the heaviest during the day on Saturday. Locally over 2 to 3 inches of rain may fall across portions of the region with coastal areas seeing 3-4 inches. Amounts may change depending on the exact track of the storm system. Locally heavier amounts will be possible, resulting in a risk for localized flash flooding.


Saturday, June 3, 3:42pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon.  The Warning is in effect from Saturday, June 3rd at 6:00pm until Sunday, June 4th at 2:00am.  There is the potential for moderate tidal flooding at time of high tide which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 8:21 this evening.

Please be aware that this evening’s high tide result in salt water covering portions of Ocean Drive, and may impact portions of Dune Drive in Avalon.  Streets west of the bridges in the northern section of our community may be impacted during tonight’s high tide event which is exacerbated by the lunar cycle, and persistent northeasterly winds.

If you live in a flood prone section of Avalon consider moving your vehicle to a street that is not prone to flooding in our community.  Never drive on a street with tidal flooding as this may do damage to public and private property, as well as your vehicle.  If you have any emergency, please dial 911.

You may view Avalon’s flood risk map on our emergency management website, Avalon emergency dot org.

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


Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

252 PM EDT Sat Jun 3 2023





Inland Sussex-Cape May-

252 PM EDT Sat Jun 3 2023





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

expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal



* WHERE…In Delaware, Inland Sussex. In New Jersey, Cape May.


* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 2 AM EDT Sunday.


* IMPACTS…At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in

coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal

waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to

vulnerable structures may begin to occur.




Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If

travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through

water of unknown depth.

Thursday, December 22nd, 6:09pm: Coastal Flood Warning, Strong Winds to Come, Very Cold Wind Chills

The National Weather Service has provided this briefing package for this winter storm event. It will bring strong winds, rain, minor to moderate tidal flooding, and very cold weather for the Christmas weekend.  Please note that high tides on Friday, December 23rd at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge are at 7:25am, and again at 7:49pm.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  A Coastal Flood Warning, a Wind Advisory, and a Wind Chill Advisory are all in effect for Avalon.

Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon Friday Morning, December 23rd

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for coastal Cape May County.  The warning is in effect Friday, December 23rd, from 4:00am until 12 Noon.

There is the potential for street flooding in Avalon at time of high tide Friday morning.  High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Friday at 7:23am.  Please exercise caution while driving Friday morning.  Never drive on a flooded street or through a flooded intersection.  If you have any emergency, please dial 911.

Strong winds will be associated with a cold front that will push through our region Friday.  Please secure objects in your yard; contractors are asked to secure all construction sites.

Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that details areas of Avalon subject to tidal flooding events.