The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for barrier island communities in southern New Jersey for Saturday, October 27th. The Watch is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon where street flooding is expected to occur.
A nor’easter storm is expected to impact our region late Friday, and through the early afternoon hours on Saturday. The storm is expected to produce more than an inch of rain and bring gusty winds to the region. Flooding is expected at the shore with some beach erosion also possible.
Saturday morning’s high tide will occur at 10:16am on the back bay. Rain is also expected at time of high tide. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and also creates a wake that can damage public and private property. A reminder…the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge continues to be closed for scheduled maintenance work.
Wind gusts may approach 40mph during the storm event Friday night into Saturday morning. Contractors should secure job sites as loose objects may be subject to strong winds. Property owners are reminded to secure trash cans, umbrellas, and other loose objects. If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.
The Borough of Avalon has postponed its annual Trunk or Treat event from Saturday, October 27th, to Sunday, October 28th, from 5:00-7:00-pm at the 28th Street Parking Lot. The Borough of Avalon has created this flood risk map to better prepare for coastal flooding.
Continue to monitor the weather forecast on traditional media outlets. Here is the Coastal Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Watch
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
327 PM EDT Thu Oct 25 2018
Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-
327 PM EDT Thu Oct 25 2018
…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal
Flood Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through
* LOCATIONS…Southern New Jersey shore
* TIMING…High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM EDT
Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.
* 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
* WAVES…7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.
A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop.
Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life
and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency
management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from
time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information
Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at
water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.