BREAKING NEWS

Monday, June 14th, 1:37pm: Risk of Severe Thunderstorms This Evening in Avalon

2021-06-14 13:32:32


Saturday, May 29th, 4:41pm: Moderate, to Possibly Major Tidal Flooding Expected Tonight

2021-05-29 16:43:39

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon until early Sunday morning.  Moderate to potentially major tidal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide this evening, which occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 11:33pm.

Residents and visitors who live in, or are visiting in, flood prone areas of Avalon are strongly encouraged to move their vehicles to portions of Avalon that are not typically subject to tidal flooding.  Street flooding is anticipated along Ocean Drive, west of Ocean Drive, and in the Dune Drive business district north to approximately 10th Street.  Street flooding is a temporary condition; streets can flood quickly and once a street floods, it is too late to move your vehicle to higher ground.  To view the Borough’s advisory flood risk map, please visit avalonemergency.org or see a copy of the 2021 Avalon Information and Recreation Guide.

Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  Streets always have more flooding than it appears.  Turn around, don’t drown.  First Avenue in the northern portion of Avalon may be available if you encounter street flooding on Dune Drive.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Sea Isle City and Avalon may be forced to close this evening due to wave conditions in the inlet that impact the roadway.

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

321 PM EDT Sat May 29 2021

 

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY

EVENING…

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING

TO 5 AM EDT SUNDAY…

 

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

inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near

shorelines and tidal waterways. For the High Rip Current Risk,

dangerous rip currents.

 

* WHERE…The Atlantic coast of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in

New Jersey.

 

* WHEN…For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 9 PM this evening

to 5 AM EDT Sunday. For the High Rip Current Risk, through

Sunday 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. Rip currents can

sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

 

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.

 

Entering the surf is discouraged. 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.


Saturday, May 29th, 9:40am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon for Evening High Tide

2021-05-29 09:43:52

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon and the Jersey Shore in advance of the high tide Saturday night, May 29th.  There is the risk of moderate coastal flooding in flood prone areas of our community.

A coastal storm continues to impact our region with windy conditions, and periods of heavy rain.  There are two high tide events for Saturday, at 11:12am and again at 11:33pm.  Tidal flooding is expected, especially during tonight’s high tide.

Portions of Ocean Drive, the Dune Drive business district, and areas closer to the bay in Avalon could receive flooding this evening.

If you live, or are staying, in a section of Avalon that is prone to tidal flooding, consider moving your vehicle to another section of the community that is not prone to flooding.  Avalon provides a flood risk map that is helpful for you to make a decision. Never drive on a flooded street.  This puts you and your vehicle at risk and the wake causes damage to private and public property.  Turn around, don’t drown.

Access to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will be closed due to rough surf conditions in the inlet at times over the next 24 hours.  The Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge remains your best option to leave the island.  The Avalon Beach Patrol is restricting access to the surf due to unsafe conditions and strong rip currents.

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

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY

EVENING…

…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING

TO 5 AM EDT SUNDAY…

 

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

inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near

shorelines and tidal waterways. For the High Rip Current Risk,

dangerous rip currents expected.

 

* WHERE…Atlantic Coastal Cape May and Coastal Atlantic.

 

* WHEN…For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 9 PM this evening

to 5 AM EDT Sunday. For the High Rip Current Risk, through

Sunday 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. Rip currents can

sweep even the best swimmers away from shore into deeper water.

 

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.

 

Entering the surf is discouraged. 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.