BREAKING NEWS

Tuesday, October 4th: Moderate Tidal Flooding Expected Tuesday Afternoon in Avalon

The National Weather Service has a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Avalon for Tuesday, October 4th, until 9:00pm.  Again, moderate tidal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide today.  High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 4:05pm.  Street flooding is anticipated at time of high tide in flood prone areas.

Monday, Avalon experienced tidal flooding with portions of Ocean and Dune drives inundated with water.  Beach erosion has also occurred with beach paths from 12th Street south to 16th Street closed until further notice due to severe erosion.

Never drive on a flooded street.  This is anticipated to be the last significant tidal event of this storm.  If you live in an area prone to moderate tidal flooding, consider moving your vehicle to another section of our community that does not typically flood during moderate tidal flooding events.  Avalon has developed a flood risk map to assist with your decision.  Rain continues today into tomorrow morning before clearing skies and calm weather for the weekend.

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

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

522 AM EDT Tue Oct 4 2022

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS

EVENING…

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

lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

* WHERE…In Delaware, Kent and Inland Sussex. In New Jersey,

Cape May.

* WHEN…Until 9 PM EDT Tuesday.

* 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.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Impacts will be similar to Monday with the

afternoon high tide today..

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

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

travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through

water of unknown depth.

Monday, October 3rd, 7:36am: Coastal Flood Warning Continues, Flooding Expected Monday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon through Tuesday, October 4th, at 9:00pm.  A High Wind Advisory is now in effect, along with the Rip Current and High Surf advisories.  There is the potential for moderate tidal flooding at times of high tide, especially Monday afternoon.  Monday afternoon’s high tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur at 2:52pm.

Sunday, Avalon experienced widespread tidal flooding due to this storm event.  Please be prepared for additional street flooding on Monday.  Never attempt to drive on any street or intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk; driving on a flooded street also may cause a wake that can damage public and private property.  Areas of Ocean and Dune drives were among the streets to receive tidal flooding on Sunday.  Borough offices will close at 1:00pm Monday so employees may get home safely.  There may be times when the access road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be closed for safety reasons.

Winds will continue out of the northeast today with gusts approaching 45mph.  There will be intermittent rain today, and a better chance of steady rain this evening.

Avalon officials will participate in a meeting called by the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management later today.  It is possible Avalon will update the community with another Code Red emergency call Monday.

If you have any emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

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

547 AM EDT Mon Oct 3 2022

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT

TUESDAY…

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT

TUESDAY NIGHT…

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY

EVENING…

 

* WHAT…For the Coastal Flood Warning, one to two feet of

inundation above ground level in low-lying areas near

shorelines and tidal waterways. For the High Surf Advisory,

large breaking waves of up to 9 feet in the surf zone. For the

High Rip Current Risk, dangerous rip currents.

 

* WHERE…In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. In New Jersey, Atlantic

Coastal Cape May.

 

* WHEN…For the Coastal Flood Warning, until 9 PM EDT Tuesday.

For the High Surf Advisory, until midnight EDT Tuesday night.

For the High Rip Current Risk, through Tuesday evening.

 

* 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. Dangerous swimming

and surfing conditions and localized beach erosion. Rip

currents can sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into

deeper water.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The worst impacts will be with the

afternoon high tides Monday and Tuesday. Back bays may have

worse and longer lasting impacts than the oceanfront.

Sunday, October 2nd, 6:06pm: Coastal Flood Warning Continues in Avalon Through Tuesday

 

The National Weather Service has provided updates on the coastal storm which may linger into Tuesday.  A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect through Tuesday, October 4th, at 9:00pm for the potential of moderate tidal flooding.  The High Wind Warning remains in effect for Avalon through Monday at 4:00am; wind gusts approaching 60mph may occur this evening.

As expected, Avalon experienced street flooding during Sunday afternoon’s high tide.  Parts of Ocean and Dune drives remain flooded hours after the high tide event, as well as other locations in our community.  Similar street flooding is anticipated Monday.  Rain is expected to continue until Monday evening as remnants of Ian continue to impact our region.  There are also strong rip currents in the ocean through Monday; do not enter the ocean at any time.

Here are the high tides for the next two days at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge: Monday, 2:13am and 2:52pm, and Tuesday, 3:34am and 4:05pm.  Moderate tidal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide Monday afternoon.  This will likely result in some street flooding.  Never drive your vehicle on a street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  There may be times when the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge access may be closed due to wave over wash onto the roadway; access was restricted at times over the weekend.

Winds are expected to gust at 60mph or higher.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  If you have any emergency, please call 9-1-1.  In anticipation of the Monday afternoon flooding event, Avalon will dismiss non-essential personnel Monday at 1:00pm at which time Borough Hall and Community Hall will close.

See the graphics for the wind, flooding, and rainfall threats courtesy of the National Weather Service.  Also please review the flood risk map prepared by the Borough of Avalon that shows where tidal flooding is likely to occur during minor, moderate, and major tidal flooding events.  Updates will be provided when necessary.

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard MessageNational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ402 PM EDT Sun Oct 2 2022 …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT TUESDAY… * WHAT…Two to three feet of inundation above ground level in  low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. * WHERE…In Delaware, Inland Sussex. In New Jersey, Cape May. * WHEN…Until 9 PM EDT Tuesday. * 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. At this level,  flooding may become severe enough to cause structural damage  along with widespread roadway flooding in coastal and bayside  communities, and near inland tidal waterways. Some locations  may become isolated by the flood waters. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The worst impacts will be with the  afternoon high tides Monday and Tuesday. Back bays may have  worse and longer lasting impacts than the oceanfront. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. Iftravel is required, do not drive around barricades or throughwater of unknown depth.

Sunday, October 2nd: Coastal Warning, Strong Winds, Heavy Rain for Avalon

 

There are significant updates Sunday morning courtesy of the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.  The Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon that is in effect Sunday from 1:00-8:00pm.  A Wind Advisory remains in effect from Sunday at 2:00pm through Monday at 4:00am.  Two to three inches of rain are expected to fall along the New Jersey coastline, with possibly higher amounts.  A Storm Warning for offshore interests is in effect.  A High Surf Advisory remains in effect.  Do not enter the surf for any reason at any time.

Here are the high tides for the next few days at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge:  Sunday, 1:38pm; Monday, 2:13am and 2:52pm, and Tuesday, 3:34am and 4:05pm.  Moderate tidal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide Sunday and possibly Monday afternoon.  This will result in some street flooding.  Never drive your vehicle on a street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  There may be times when the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge access may be closed due to wave over wash onto the roadway; access was restricted for a short time early Sunday morning.

Winds are expected to gust at 50mph or higher.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  If you have any emergency, please call 9-1-1.

See the graphics for the wind, flooding, and rainfall threats courtesy of the National Weather Service.  Also please review the flood risk map prepared by the Borough of Avalon that shows where tidal flooding is likely to occur during minor, moderate, and major tidal flooding events.  Updates will be provided when necessary.

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

609 AM EDT Sun Oct 2 2022

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO

8 PM EDT MONDAY…

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

expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal

waterways.

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

* WHEN…From 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT Monday.

* 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.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Coastal flooding may linger into Tuesday.

 

Saturday, October 1st: Coastal Flood Advisory, Rain and Wind from Ian

 

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Advisory for Saturday, October 1st and has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Monday, October 3rd as remnants of Ian move over our region this weekend.  There is the potential for minor tidal flooding during the afternoon high tides Saturday and Sunday, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding Monday afternoon, also during high tide.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge occurs Saturday at 12:33pm; Sunday at 12:58am and again at 1:38pm; and Monday at 2:13am and 2:52pm.

There is the potential for heavy rainfall of up to four inches in our area.  There will be gusty winds throughout the day.  The maximum wind gust recorded overnight was 48mph.  Thunderstorms are also possible at any time.  Rainfall is likely through Tuesday.  During times of high tide it is possible access to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge may be impossible.  The road to the bridge was closed for a short time during the early morning hours of Saturday.

Please avoid areas of Avalon that may receive tidal flooding and rainwater flooding.  Never drive on a flooded street.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.

Shown are rainfall and wind predictions by the National Weather Service, along with Avalon’s own flood risk map that is color coded to represent both rainfall and tidal flooding threats.