The National Weather Service has continued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and surrounding communities starting Sunday, November 17th at 8:00am through Monday, November 18th, at 5:00pm. Rough surf is also expected during this storm event, with strong winds and some rain. A Wind Advisory is also in effect for wind gusts approaching 50mph.
High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge occurs Sunday at 10:49am and again at 11:32pm; high tide occurs Monday at 11:46am.
If you live on a street that typically floods during tidal flooding events, it is advisable for you to move your vehicle to another part of Avalon that typically does not flood. Do not drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk and causes a wake that damages public and private property. Portions of Ocean Drive and Dune Drive may experience flooding. Avalon has prepared a flood risk guide to help assist you with knowing where it may flood, and where you may safely relocate your vehicle.
If you have an emergency, dial 911. If you lose electrical power, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476. Please remember at times of high tide it may be necessary to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to unsafe travel conditions.
Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this storm. Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard MessageNational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ322 AM EST Sun Nov 17 2019 ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNINGTO 5 PM EST MONDAY... * LOCATIONS...Tidal areas in the counties of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland. * TIMING...From 8 AM this morning to 5 PM EST Monday. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...One to two feet of inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. At these levels, widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. * WAVES...Building to 7 to 13 feet on the ocean. Building to 3 to 6 feet on Delaware Bay. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidalflooding is occurring or imminent. Be prepared for rising waterlevels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.Follow the recommendations of local emergency managementofficials. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may bedeeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself indanger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costlyrepairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service atwater.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and floodimpact information for your local tide gauge.