The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning and a High Surf Advisory for Avalon and surrounding beach communities. The Flood Warning is in effect until Wednesday at 1:00am. Minor coastal flooding is expected at time of high tide Tuesday morning, while moderate coastal flooding is expected at high tide Tuesday evening.
The Borough will experience some showers and gusty winds from Hurricane Jose, which remains a few hundred miles away from our coastline in the North Atlantic. The flooding that is expected will be tidal flooding, and not from heavy rainfall.
If you live in an area that receives water in the streets during moderate coastal flooding events, consider moving your vehicle off the street and to an area of Avalon that is not prone to flooding before this evening’s high tide. Never attempt to drive on any street or intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. If you have any loose outdoor objects that are subject to gusty winds, consider securing them or bring them inside.
Avalon has prepared a flood guidance map that details areas of our community which may see street flooding during various stages of coastal flooding events:
High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Tuesday at 8:02am, and again at 8:19pm.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service on Tuesday morning:
... Coastal Flood Warning in effect until 1 am EDT Wednesday... ... High surf advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal Flood Warning. It is in effect until 1:00 am Wednesday. * Location... coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware. * Coastal flooding... minor flooding is expected with this morning's high tide and moderate flooding is anticipated with this evening's high tide. * Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront occurs between 7:15 am and 8:15 am this morning... and between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM this evening. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront. * Surge... around 2 feet above the astronomical tide. * Waves... wave heights on the ocean waters off the coast are forecast to build around 15 feet. Breaking waves along the coast are expected to reach 8 to 10 feet. * Impacts... widespread roadway flooding is expected and minor property damage is possible... especially around this evening's high tide. Significant beach erosion is anticipated. * Rip currents... there is a high risk for the development of dangerous life threatening rip currents. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area... producing beach erosion and dangerous swimming conditions. A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water... and take appropriate action to protect life and property. 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. For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County please visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides