The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and other barrier island communities. The warning is in effect until Monday, October 11th at 5:00pm. Moderate tidal flooding is expected at time of high tide Sunday and Monday, and minor tidal flooding is expected at time of high tide Sunday night. An onshore flow combined with a new moon may create one to two feet of flood inundation in flood prone areas.
High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Sunday at 11:33am and again at 11:59pm. High tide occurs Monday at 12:32pm.
Never attempt to drive your vehicle on any flooded street. Turn around, don’t drown. Driving your vehicle on a flooded street creates a wake that can damage your car along with private and public property.
Avalon has prepared a flood risk map to show areas where flooding may occur during moderate tidal flooding events. The Avalon Seafood Festival scheduled for Sunday by the Avalon Chamber of Commerce has been cancelled due to inclement weather.