There are significant updates Sunday morning courtesy of the Cape May County Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.  The Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon that is in effect Sunday from 1:00-8:00pm.  A Wind Advisory remains in effect from Sunday at 2:00pm through Monday at 4:00am.  Two to three inches of rain are expected to fall along the New Jersey coastline, with possibly higher amounts.  A Storm Warning for offshore interests is in effect.  A High Surf Advisory remains in effect.  Do not enter the surf for any reason at any time.

Here are the high tides for the next few days at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge:  Sunday, 1:38pm; Monday, 2:13am and 2:52pm, and Tuesday, 3:34am and 4:05pm.  Moderate tidal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide Sunday and possibly Monday afternoon.  This will result in some street flooding.  Never drive your vehicle on a street that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.  There may be times when the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge access may be closed due to wave over wash onto the roadway; access was restricted for a short time early Sunday morning.

Winds are expected to gust at 50mph or higher.  If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  If you have any emergency, please call 9-1-1.

See the graphics for the wind, flooding, and rainfall threats courtesy of the National Weather Service.  Also please review the flood risk map prepared by the Borough of Avalon that shows where tidal flooding is likely to occur during minor, moderate, and major tidal flooding events.  Updates will be provided when necessary.

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

609 AM EDT Sun Oct 2 2022



* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level

expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal


* WHERE…In Delaware, Inland Sussex. In New Jersey, Cape May.

* WHEN…From 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM EDT Monday.

* IMPACTS…At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in

coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal

waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to

vulnerable structures may begin to occur.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Coastal flooding may linger into Tuesday.