The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for coastal communities at the Jersey Shore. The warning has been extended through Monday, September 10th, at 2:00pm. There is also a High Surf Advisory in effect through Monday, a High Rip Current Risk in effect through Monday evening; these warnings may be extended past Monday.
Moderate coastal flooding is again expected at time of high tide on Monday morning in our community. Flood-prone streets will likely see some water as this storm begins to depart our region. High tide on the back bay Monday will occur around 9:00am where flooding is expected. Do not attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection. If you have any emergency, dial 911.
The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management is tracking the progress of Hurricane Florence which is expected to have a major impact on the East Coast of the United States later this week. Continue to follow traditional media outlets, and this website, for updates as the week progresses.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning, now extended through Monday morning, by the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 432 PM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018 Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean- 432 PM EDT Sun Sep 9 2018
…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM EDT MONDAY… …HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT MONDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has cancelled the Coastal Flood Watch.
* 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. 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 expected 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.
* RIP CURRENT RISK…High.
* WAVES…6 to 10 feet.
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…8 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.