The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for the Borough of Avalon for Sunday, September 9thfrom 6:00pm until Monday, September 10that 2:00am. A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon; there is also a High Surf Advisory in effect, along with a high risk of rip currents along the beaches. The Coastal Flood Warning is in advance of the high tide event this evening that could bring flooding on local streets; minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible
A low pressure system is expected to continue to bring rain and wind to our region Sunday. High tide will occur on the back bays at 8:16am Sunday, and again at 8:35pm Sunday. During the evening high tide, some street flooding is anticipated. At times, the road to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge may be closed by Avalon Police due to safety reasons. The Bridge will be closed for the fall and winter on September 17thdue to construction.
Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and may cause an unnecessary wake that can damage property. If you have any emergency, dial 911.
Further advisories, watches, and warnings are likely to be issued by the National Weather Service throughout the week. The Service and the Avalon Office of Emergency Management continue to pay attention to Florence which has the potential to impact the eastern seaboard of the United States later in the week. Continue to monitor the forecast on traditional media outlets.
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 504 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018
Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 504 AM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018
…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… …HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 AM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through Monday afternoon.
* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of eastern Monmouth, coastal Atlantic, coastal Ocean, and Atlantic coastal Cape May. This includes the beaches along the Atlantic coast of New Jersey and Delaware. * TIMING…High tide occurs between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm tonight, and then high tide occurs between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Monday morning. Spotty minor coastal flooding is possible with the high tide this morning. The high risk for rip currents may need to be extended through early next week.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. Minor roadway flooding is possible on Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights, Point Pleasant Beach and other locations near Barnegat Bay. Widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may occur.
* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.
* WAVES…Building to 5 to 8 feet in the surf zone.
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…6 to 7 foot breaking waves will be dangerous to anyone who enters the surf. Very strong rip currents will be life threatening to anyone who enters the surf.