The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Advisory for Wednesday, October 9th. Now, a Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening, October 10-11th.
A nor’easter type storm is off the coastline of New Jersey and will continue to bring northeasterly winds and rough surf to our region. There is a potential for minor coastal flooding at time of high tide Thursday afternoon, and a better chance of more widespread flooding during times of high tide Tuesday afternoon through Friday evening.
High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Wednesday at 6:06pm; on Thursday, high tide occurs at 6:36am and again at 6:48pm; on Friday, high tide occurs at 7:15am and again at 7:27pm.
Never attempt to drive your car on any flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updates to the forecast.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory and the Coastal Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Watch
459 AM EDT Wed Oct 9 2019 …COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM EDT THURSDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…
* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Atlantic County and Cape May County.
* TIMING…For the Coastal Flood Advisory, from 4 PM this afternoon to 11 AM EDT Thursday. For the Coastal Flood Watch, from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some road closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood. Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. 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. 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 becomes available. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.