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Friday, July 10th, 8:27am: Flash Flood Warning for Avalon Until 2:15pm

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning  NJC009-101815-  /O.NEW.KPHI.FF.W.0017.200710T1220Z-200710T1815Z/  /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/    BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED  Flash Flood Warning  National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ  820 AM EDT Fri Jul 10 2020    The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a    * Flash Flood Warning for...    Southwestern Cape May County in southern New Jersey...    * Until 215 PM EDT.    * At 820 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain falling across    the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.    Flash flooding is already occurring.      HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Heavy rain producing             flash flooding.      SOURCE...Radar indicated.      IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams,             urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.    * Some locations that could experience flooding include...    Cape May, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, Sea Isle City, Avalon,    West Cape May, Stone Harbor, Cape May Court House, Scotch Bonnet,    Diamond Beach, Green Creek, Goshen, Strathmere, Rio Grande, North    Cape May, Villas, West Wildwood, Erma and Whitesboro-Burleigh.    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...    Protecting yourself from immediate threats to life and safety shall  take priority.  Whenever possible, as long as it does not cause  greater harm, all COVID-19 protective action guidance should be  followed.    Turn around...don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood  deaths occur in vehicles.    A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.  If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.  Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate  precautions to protect life and property.
Friday, July 10th, 8:27am: Flash Flood Warning for Avalon Until 2:15pm2020-07-10T08:27:32-04:00

Friday, July 10th, 7:10am: Update on Tropical Storm Fay’s Impacts on Avalon

Friday, July 10th, 7:10am: Update on Tropical Storm Fay’s Impacts on Avalon2020-07-10T07:10:39-04:00

Thursday, July 9th, 5:25pm: Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Avalon, NJ Coastal Region

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Avalon and southern coastal New Jersey.  This is an elevation of the Flash Flood Watch that was issued earlier today by the Service.  Tropical Storm Fay has developed in the Atlantic Ocean and will have a direct impact on our community.

The Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect until further notice.  The warning means tropical storm conditions are expected locally over the next 36 hours.  This may include heavy rain, tropical storm force winds, rough surf, rip currents, and the potential for street flooding from heavy rainfall.

The potential exists for winds of 35-45mph with gusts approaching 50mph at times.  Tropical storm force winds are possible through Friday afternoon.  Peak rainfall amounts are expected between two to four inches, with locally higher amounts in some locations.  Rip currents along the beaches are also expected.

Please be prepared to move your vehicle to higher ground if you live in an area of our community that often floods during heavy rainfall events.  Never drive on any flooded street or intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and causes a wake that can damage private or public property.

The north end beach blocks are particularly vulnerable to street flooding during heavy rain events.  These residents and visitors are advised to move their vehicles to other parts of our community that typically do not flood during heavy rain events.  Minor tidal flooding is also possible at times of high tide.  We are asking north end residents to speak with their neighbors to help spread the word about the street flooding potential.  Avalon has prepared this flood advisory map to help guide best decisions for property owners.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

If you have any outside objects that are prone to strong winds, bring them inside.  These may include trash cans, umbrellas, and light patio furniture.  Contractors are asked to secure their job sites immediately and secure any loose objects.

Please continue to monitor this storm event on our various media channels, and continue to follow updates on traditional media outlets.

Here is the latest advisory from the National Weather Service:

Tropical Storm Warning

Fay Local Watch/Warning Statement/Advisory Number 1

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ  AL062020

506 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

 

NJZ024-100515-

/O.NEW.KPHI.TR.W.1006.200709T2106Z-000000T0000Z/

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-

506 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

 

…TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN EFFECT…

 

A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm-force winds are

expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours

 

* LOCATIONS AFFECTED

– Cape May

– Wildwood

 

* WIND

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Equivalent Tropical Storm force wind

– Peak Wind Forecast: 35-45 mph with gusts to 50 mph

– Window for Tropical Storm force winds: until Friday

afternoon

 

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for wind 39

to 57 mph

– PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm

force.

– PREPARE: Last minute efforts to protect property should now

be complete. The area remains subject to limited wind

damage.

– ACT: Now is the time to shelter from hazardous wind.

 

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Unfolding

– Potential impacts from the main wind event are unfolding.

 

* STORM SURGE

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Not available at this time. To be

updated shortly.

 

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Not available at this

time. To be updated shortly.

 

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Not available at this time. To be updated

shortly.

 

* FLOODING RAIN

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect

– Peak Rainfall Amounts: 2-4 inches, with locally higher

amounts

 

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for

localized flooding rain

– PLAN: Emergency plans should include the potential for

localized flooding from heavy rain.

– PREPARE: Consider protective actions if you are in an area

vulnerable to flooding.

– ACT: Heed any flood watches and warnings.

 

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

– Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.

– Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter

currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and

ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.

– Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in

usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding

of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor

drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds

become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and

bridge closures.

 

* TORNADO

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST:

– Situation is somewhat favorable for tornadoes

 

– THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY THAT INCLUDES TYPICAL FORECAST

UNCERTAINTY IN TRACK, SIZE AND INTENSITY: Potential for a few

tornadoes

– PLAN: Emergency plans should continue to include possible

tornadoes.

– PREPARE: Stay within your shelter keeping informed of the

latest tornado situation.

– ACT: Move quickly to the safest place within your shelter

if a tornado warning is issued.

 

– POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited

– The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the

execution of emergency plans during tropical events.

– A few places may experience tornado damage, along with

power and communications disruptions.

– Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings,

chimneys toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or

overturned, large tree tops and branches snapped off,

shallow-rooted trees knocked over, moving vehicles blown

off roads, and small boats pulled from moorings.

 

* FOR MORE INFORMATION:

– http://www.capemaycountyemergency.net

 

$$

 

 

Hurricane Local Statement

Tropical Storm Fay Local Statement Advisory Number 1

DEZ001>004-MDZ008-012-015-019-020-NJZ010-012>027-PAZ070-071-102-104-106-100530-

 

Tropical Storm Fay Local Statement Advisory Number 1

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ  AL062020

517 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

 

This product covers NEW JERSEY…DELAWARE…SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA AND NORTHEAST MARYLAND

 

**Tropical Storm Fay to Approach the New Jersey Coast**

 

NEW INFORMATION

—————

 

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

– A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Atlantic, Atlantic

Coastal Cape May, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean,

Eastern Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Southeastern Burlington,

and Western Monmouth

 

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:

– A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Atlantic, Atlantic

Coastal Cape May, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean,

Eastern Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean, Southeastern Burlington,

and Western Monmouth

 

* STORM INFORMATION:

– About 270 miles south of Atlantic City NJ or about 240 miles

south of Cape May NJ

– 35.5N 74.9W

– Storm Intensity 45 mph

– Movement North or 360 degrees at 7 mph

 

SITUATION OVERVIEW

——————

 

Heavy rain leading to flooding will be possible, especially

along and southeast of the Interstate 95 corridor due to Tropical

Storm Fay. Tropical Storm Fay is currently off the Outer Banks. It

is expected to progress north over our region through Friday. Heavy

rain is possible beginning very late tonight and continuing through

Friday evening. The threat for tropical storm winds over land is

very low except right along the New Jersey coast.

 

POTENTIAL IMPACTS

—————–

 

* FLOODING RAIN:

Protect against locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible

limited impacts along and southeast Interstate 95 corridor. Potential

impacts include:

– Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.

– Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents.

Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and ditches may become

swollen and overflow in spots.

– Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually

vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water

occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage

areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become

near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge

closures.

 

* TORNADOES:

Protect against a tornado event having possible limited impacts across

New Jersey… and southeastern Pennsylvania. Potential impacts

include:

– The occurrence of isolated tornadoes can hinder the execution

of emergency plans during tropical events.

– A few places may experience tornado damage, along with power

and communications disruptions.

– Locations could realize roofs peeled off buildings, chimneys

toppled, mobile homes pushed off foundations or overturned,

large tree tops and branches snapped off, shallow-rooted trees

knocked over, moving vehicles blown off roads, and small boats

pulled from moorings.

 

* WIND:

Protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts across

coastal New Jersey. Potential impacts in this area include:

– Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored

mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.

– Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or

uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are

shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown over.

– A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban

or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on

bridges and other elevated roadways.

– Scattered power and communications outages.

 

Elsewhere across the region, little to no impact is anticipated.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

———————————-

 

* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:

Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone

area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded

roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!

 

Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets

for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes

to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather

warnings.

 

 

* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:

– For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov

– For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org

– For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org

 

NEXT UPDATE

———–

 

The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather

Service in Mount Holly NJ around 11 PM, or sooner if conditions

warrant.

 

$$

 

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

312 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

 

DEZ004-NJZ024-025-101915-

Delaware Beaches-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-

312 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020

 

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH

FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH

FRIDAY EVENING…

 

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Delaware and

southern New Jersey.

 

.DAY ONE…This afternoon and tonight.

 

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the

Internet for more information about the following hazards.

 

Flash Flood Watch.

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday.

 

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the

Internet for more information about the following hazards.

 

Flash Flood Watch.

High Rip Current Risk.

 

The National Hurricane Center is currently monitoring Invest 98L as

a potential tropical cyclone. This low pressure system is currently

forecast to track close to the region and could bring heavy rain.

Localized minor tidal flooding is possible.

 

We are currently forecasting a high risk of dangerous rip currents

on Friday, and this may extend into the weekend.

 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

 

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather

conditions according to standard operating procedures.

 

Thursday, July 9th, 5:25pm: Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Avalon, NJ Coastal Region2020-07-09T17:26:13-04:00

Thursday, July 9th, 3:25pm: National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Avalon and the rest of southern New Jersey due to a developing low pressure system that is expected to move up the eastern seaboard over the next 48 hours.  This system may become a tropical system and could bring heavy rain, wind, rip currents, and some coastal flooding to our community.

The Flash Flood Watch is in effect at midnight on Friday, July 10th through 4:00pm, on July 10th.  There is the potential for one to three inches of rain, with higher amounts possible, during this storm.  Heavy rain may occur in a brief period of time which can cause street flooding until the rain water drains from the streets.  Never drive on a flooded street or through a flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and causes an unnecessary wake that can damage property.

Of particular importance is the threat to Avalon’s north end beach blocks.  This area may flood during times of heavy rainfall in a short period of time.  Residents and visitors to the north end beach blocks should consider moving their vehicles to another part of Avalon that typically does not flood during heavy rainfall events.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

The Avalon Office of Emergency Management is in continual contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and New Jersey State Police regarding this weather event.  Continue to monitor our media channels and traditional media outlets for updates when necessary

Thursday, July 9th, 3:25pm: National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch2020-07-09T15:25:34-04:00

Wednesday, July 1st, 6:02pm: Flash Flood Warning for Avalon, Northern Cape May County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for northern Cape May County, including Avalon. There is the potential for street flooding this evening as a second line of thunderstorms may visit our region. Most of the flooding may occur north of Avalon, but Avalon could see storms, and heavy rainfall.
 
Please see the flood advisory map attached. If you live in an area that floods due to heavy rainfall, including the north end beach blocks, consider moving your vehicle to another part of the island that is not subject to flooding during heavy rainfall events. Never drive on any flooded street. If you have an emergency, dial 911

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

 
Flash Flood Warning in effect until 8:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
LESS
 
…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR SOUTH CENTRAL ATLANTIC…SOUTHEASTERN CUMBERLAND AND NORTHERN CAPE MAY COUNTIES… At 446 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms are weakening across the warned area, however additional showers and storms producing heavy rain are just to the west and northwest and may move into the warned area over the next hour or so. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
 
HAZARD…Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.
 
SOURCE…Radar indicated.
 
IMPACT…Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage and low lying areas. Some locations that could experience flooding include… Vineland, Millville, Ocean City, Cumberland, Somers Point, Laurel Lake, Woodbine, Sea Isle City, Estell Manor, Avalon, Corbin City, Mauricetown, Belleplain Forest, Leesburg, Beesleys Point, Seaville, Marmora, Bricksboro, Dennisville and Strathmere.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Protecting yourself from immediate threats to life and safety shall take priority. Whenever possible, as long as it does not cause greater harm, all COVID-19 protective action guidance should be followed. Turn around…don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets, and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.
Wednesday, July 1st, 6:02pm: Flash Flood Warning for Avalon, Northern Cape May County2020-07-01T18:01:34-04:00

April 30th: National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning for Storm Event

April 30th: National Weather Service Issues High Wind Warning for Storm Event2020-04-30T08:09:04-04:00

Monday, April 13th, 11:44am: National Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch for Avalon

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Avalon and surrounding areas.  The Watch is in effect on Monday, April 13th, until 6:00pm.  A High Wind Warning continues for the community.

Strong winds continue to impact our region due to a storm system, and a cold front moving through our region later today.  The front may spark some heavy thunderstorms, strong gusty winds, and heavy rainfall.  If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.  Never drive on a street that is flooded.

Remember, the Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado.  A Warning means a tornado is imminent.  Continue to monitor traditional media outlets for updated information.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.

Here is the text of the High Wind Warning updated late Monday morning by the National Weather Service:

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ      ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS  EVENING...    * WHAT...South winds 25 to 40 mph with 60 to 70 mph gusts    expected.    * WHERE...In New Jersey, Coastal Ocean, Atlantic Coastal Cape    May, Coastal Atlantic, Cape May, Eastern Monmouth, Western    Monmouth, Atlantic, Southeastern Burlington and Ocean. In    Delaware, Delaware Beaches.    * WHEN...Through 7 PM EDT this evening.    * IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.    Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be    difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.    * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The strongest winds are forecast to occur    from late morning into the afternoon. Thunderstorms are    possible on Monday that could result in even stronger wind    gusts.    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...    People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around  trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of  your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if  you must drive.  

 

Monday, April 13th, 11:44am: National Weather Service Issues Tornado Watch for Avalon2020-04-13T11:48:56-04:00

Friday, April 3rd, 4:31pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

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.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

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

SATURDAY…

 

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

expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal

waterways.

 

* WHERE…Coastal sections of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in

New Jersey.

 

* 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.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

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

officials.

 

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

repairs.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.

 

Friday, April 3rd, 4:31pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service2020-04-03T16:31:46-04:00

Friday, April 3rd, 8:23am: Coastal Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for Avalon and surrounding areas at the Jersey Shore.  The Watch is in effect from Friday evening, April 3rd, through Saturday morning, April 4th.  This flooding event may also impact other parts of the upcoming weekend.  Minor to perhaps moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at times of high tide.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur Friday at 5:01pm, and again Saturday at 5:21am.  The Saturday morning high tide may present the greatest threat of coastal flooding.

Please exercise caution while driving.  Never drive on any street or through any intersection that is flooded as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.  As a reminder due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey has a declared public health emergency that has stay at home directives under executive orders signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Avalon has prepared a flood risk map that shows areas that are at-risk during flooding events:

 

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Watch

Coastal Hazard Message

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

457 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

 

NJZ021>025-032200-

/O.NEW.KPHI.CF.A.0001.200404T0600Z-200404T1400Z/

Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-

Coastal Atlantic-

457 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

 

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH

SATURDAY MORNING…

 

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

possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal

waterways.

 

* WHERE…Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape

May and Coastal Atlantic.

 

* WHEN…From late tonight through Saturday morning.

 

* IMPACTS…At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is

expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at

risk when people put themselves in harm`s way. Some damage to

vulnerable structures may begin to occur. In Cumberland County,

minor roadway flooding is possible in Fortescue, Money Island,

Gandys Beach and other locations near the Delaware Bay

shoreline.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for

flooding are expected to develop.

 

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life

and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency

management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from

time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information

becomes available.

 

Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at

water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood

impact information for your local tide gauge.

Friday, April 3rd, 8:23am: Coastal Flood Watch Issued by National Weather Service2020-04-03T08:23:38-04:00

Sunday, November 17th, 8:25am: Coastal Flood Warning Extended Through Monday

The National Weather Service has continued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and surrounding communities starting Sunday, November 17th at 8:00am through Monday, November 18th, at 5:00pm.  Rough surf is also expected during this storm event, with strong winds and some rain.  A Wind Advisory is also in effect for wind gusts approaching 50mph.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge occurs Sunday at 10:49am and again at 11:32pm; high tide occurs Monday at 11:46am.

If you live on a street that typically floods during tidal flooding events, it is advisable for you to move your vehicle to another part of Avalon that typically does not flood.  Do not drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk and causes a wake that damages public and private property.  Portions of Ocean Drive and Dune Drive may experience flooding.  Avalon has prepared a flood risk guide to help assist you with knowing where it may flood, and where you may safely relocate your vehicle.

If you have an emergency, dial 911.  If you lose electrical power, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  Please remember at times of high tide it may be necessary to close the road leading to the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge due to unsafe travel conditions.

Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this storm.  Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:

Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard MessageNational Weather Service Mount Holly NJ322 AM EST Sun Nov 17 2019     ...COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNINGTO 5 PM EST MONDAY...     * LOCATIONS...Tidal areas in the counties of Atlantic, Cape May,  and Cumberland.     * TIMING...From 8 AM this morning to 5 PM EST Monday.     * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...One to two feet of inundation above  ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and  tidal waterways. At these levels, widespread flooding of  roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Some  damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur.     * WAVES...Building to 7 to 13 feet on the ocean. Building to 3 to  6 feet on Delaware Bay.     PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidalflooding is occurring or imminent. Be prepared for rising waterlevels and take appropriate action to protect life and property.Follow the recommendations of local emergency managementofficials. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may bedeeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself indanger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costlyrepairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service atwater.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and floodimpact information for your local tide gauge.
Sunday, November 17th, 8:25am: Coastal Flood Warning Extended Through Monday2019-11-17T08:25:23-05:00