BREAKING NEWS

Sunday, October 10th, 8:03am: Coastal Flood Warning Issued for Avalon by National Weather Service

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The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and other barrier island communities.  The warning is in effect until Monday, October 11th at 5:00pm.  Moderate tidal flooding is expected at time of high tide Sunday and Monday, and minor tidal flooding is expected at time of high tide Sunday night.  An onshore flow combined with a new moon may create one to two feet of flood inundation in flood prone areas.

High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Sunday at 11:33am and again at 11:59pm.  High tide occurs Monday at 12:32pm.

Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any flooded street.  Turn around, don’t drown.  Driving your vehicle on a flooded street creates a wake that can damage your car along with private and public property.

Avalon has prepared a flood risk map to show areas where flooding may occur during moderate tidal flooding events.  The Avalon Seafood Festival scheduled for Sunday by the Avalon Chamber of Commerce has been cancelled due to inclement weather.


Wednesday, September 1st, 12:45pm: Tornado Watch Issued By National Weather Service

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Tornado Watch

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 483  NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK  1240 PM EDT WED SEP 1 2021    TORNADO WATCH 483 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR THE   FOLLOWING LOCATIONS      NJ  .    NEW JERSEY COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE    ATLANTIC             BURLINGTON          CAMDEN  CAPE MAY             CUMBERLAND          GLOUCESTER  HUNTERDON            MERCER              MIDDLESEX  MONMOUTH             MORRIS              OCEAN  SALEM                SOMERSET            WARREN


Wednesday, September 1st: Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until Thursday Morning

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The remnants of former Hurricane Ida will spread over our region Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has reduced the amount of potential rainfall for Avalon. However, drenching thunderstorms are still possible that may cause temporary street flooding. Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle in danger. The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until Thursday morning.
Please be aware that portions of Avalon are subject to temporary street flooding during downpours. Here is a flood risk map for Avalon that shows the risk. Flood prone areas from rain flooding include but are not limited to the north end beach blocks; portions of Ocean Drive, and west of the 21st Street Bridge. Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.
There is a risk for rip currents today along New Jersey beaches. Follow all instructions provided by the Avalon Beach Patrol.