The National Weather Service has a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Avalon for Tuesday, October 4th, until 9:00pm. Again, moderate tidal flooding is anticipated at time of high tide today. High tide will occur at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 4:05pm. Street flooding is anticipated at time of high tide in flood prone areas.
Monday, Avalon experienced tidal flooding with portions of Ocean and Dune drives inundated with water. Beach erosion has also occurred with beach paths from 12th Street south to 16th Street closed until further notice due to severe erosion.
Never drive on a flooded street. This is anticipated to be the last significant tidal event of this storm. If you live in an area prone to moderate tidal flooding, consider moving your vehicle to another section of our community that does not typically flood during moderate tidal flooding events. Avalon has developed a flood risk map to assist with your decision. Rain continues today into tomorrow morning before clearing skies and calm weather for the weekend.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon issued by the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
522 AM EDT Tue Oct 4 2022
…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS
* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level in low-
lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.
* WHERE…In Delaware, Kent and Inland Sussex. In New Jersey,
* WHEN…Until 9 PM EDT Tuesday.
* 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…Impacts will be similar to Monday with the
afternoon high tide today..
Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If
travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through
water of unknown depth.