BREAKING NEWS

High Wind Warning in Effect Thursday, October 17th, Until 6:00pm

2019-10-17 07:08:16

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
558 AM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019

DEZ003-004-NJZ013-014-020-022>027-172200-
/O.CON.KPHI.HW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-191017T2200Z/
Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-
Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington-
Including the cities of Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Freehold,
Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City,
Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
558 AM EDT Thu Oct 17 2019

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS
EVENING...

* WHAT...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* WHERE...Sussex County Delaware north through coastal New
  Jersey.

* WHEN...Until 6 PM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
  Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,
  especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

Tuesday, Oct. 15th: Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Likely Wednesday-Thursday

2019-10-15 17:08:11

Coastal Storm Graphic

National Weather Service Coastal Storm Discussion October 16 17 2019

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
327 PM EDT Tue Oct 15 2019

DEZ002>004-NJZ013-014-020>027-160900-
/O.NEW.KPHI.WI.Y.0008.191017T0200Z-191017T2200Z/
Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Western Monmouth-
Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-
Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
Southeastern Burlington-
Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach,
Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Millville, Hammonton,
Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,
Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest
327 PM EDT Tue Oct 15 2019

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 PM EDT
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
  expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Jersey and
  central and southern Delaware.

* WHEN...From 10 PM Wednesday to 6 PM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
  Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
  result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Friday, October 11th, 7:00am: Coastal Flood Warning, Moderate Flooding Expected

2019-10-11 07:01:09

Flood risk by NWS

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for our area through early Saturday morning, December 12th.  Moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at time of both high tides on Friday, and minor coastal flooding is anticipated for the high tide event on Saturday morning.

Our community received street flooding during Thursday evening’s high tide event. Never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge on Friday occurs at 7:15am, and again at 7:27pm. High tides on Saturday occur at 7:50am, and again at 8:04pm.  If you live in a flood prone section of our community, consider moving your vehicle to higher ground, especially during high tide events.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management continues to provide updates throughout the prolonged flooding event.

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

 Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 311 AM EDT Fri Oct 11 2019

…LONG DURATION COASTAL FLOOD EVENT TO CONTINUE INTO EARLY SATURDAY…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY…

* LOCATIONS…In New Jersey, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal   Atlantic, Cape May and Atlantic. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches  and Inland Sussex.

* TIMING…Until 1 AM EDT Saturday.

COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of inundation above   ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and   tidal waterways. Back bays will have added water with previous  tide cycles not having drained completely.

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.