The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and other barrier island communities. The warning is in effect Friday evening, April 3 through Saturday morning, April 4th. The potential exists for widespread minor coastal flooding with the potential for moderate coastal flooding at time of high tide.
High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Friday at 5:01pm, and again Saturday morning at 5:21am. The Saturday morning high tide may produce the most flooding. If you live in an area where minor to moderate coastal flooding occurs in Avalon, consider moving your car to another location in our community before the Saturday morning high tide event.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning courtesy of the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
236 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020
…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM EDT
* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
* WHERE…Coastal sections of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in
* WHEN…From 2 AM to 10 AM EDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS…At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is
expected with many roads becoming impassable. Some damage to
vulnerable structures may begin to occur.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Minor coastal flooding is possible with
subsequent high tides on Saturday and Sunday.
A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidal
flooding is occurring or imminent. Be prepared for rising water
levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
Follow the recommendations of local emergency management
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
Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at
water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood
impact information for your local tide gauge.