The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon.  The Warning is in effect for Friday, May 10th, at 8:00pm until Saturday, May 11th, at 4:00am.  Moderate tidal flooding is possible at time of high tide.  There are two high tides of concern.  The first is Thursday, May 9th, at 9:57pm and the second is Friday, May 10th, at 10:44pm.  The tides will be running high due to the phase of the new moon that occurred on May 8th and driven by easterly to north easterly winds Thursday night through Friday night.

Never attempt to drive on any street that is flooded.  Please be advised if you are arriving Friday evening for Mother’s Day weekend, there may be minor to moderate tidal flooding on some streets during Friday night’s high tide, well past sunset.  Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that indicates where tidal flooding may occur.

Here is the statement regarding the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

447 PM EDT Thu May 9 2024





* WHAT…For the Coastal Flood Warning,

one to two feet of inundation above ground level expected in

low- lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.


* WHERE…In Delaware, Inland Sussex and Delaware Beaches. In

New Jersey, Cape May and Atlantic Coastal Cape May.


* WHEN…For the Coastal Flood Warning, from 8 PM

Friday to 4 AM EDT Saturday.


* IMPACTS…At the moderate coastal flood 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…Increasing onshore flow during the day on

Friday combined with the higher astronomical tides will increase

the potential for moderate coastal flooding with the Friday

night high tide. The Friday night high tide is forecast to have

the highest water levels and greatest impacts with this stretch

of coastal flooding, and high tide water levels will lower over

the weekend.




Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property. If

travel is required, do not drive around barricades or through

water of unknown depth.