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
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY
* 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
* 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.