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Sunday, January 31st, 4:59pm: Coastal Flood Warning in Effect For Monday’s High Tides

New Jersey has declared a State of Emergency starting Sunday at 7:00pm due to the winter storm; all State offices will be closed.

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon for Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.  Moderate tidal flooding is expected at time of high tide, especially during the Monday morning high tide.  There is also a Wind Advisory in effect Monday for wind gusts approaching 50mph.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will occur Monday will at 10:17am, and again at 10:54pm.  Tuesday’s first high tide occurs at 11:05am.  Streets prone to tidal flooding may be compromised, including portions of the Dune Drive business district, portions of Ocean Drive, and other areas.  If you live on a street that floods during storm events, consider moving your vehicle to another section of Avalon in advance of tomorrow morning’s high tide.

Exercise caution while driving through this event as snow, ice, and rain are all expected.  Turn around, don’t drown, never drive on a flooded street.

Continue to follow traditional media outlets, and updates are always available at Avalon emergency dot org and other Avalon communication channels.  Thank you.

Avalon’s Flood Risk Map

 

Sunday, January 31st, 4:59pm: Coastal Flood Warning in Effect For Monday’s High Tides2021-01-31T17:01:36-05:00

Sunday, January 31st: Nor’easter Arrives Sunday Afternoon; Coastal Flood Warning for Monday

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning and a Wind Advisory for Cape May County beach communities in advance of a nor’easter-type winter storm that will bring rain, snow, sleet, strong winds, and the potential for moderate coastal flooding.

Snow is expected to develop during the mid afternoon hours on Sunday, followed by rain after sunset through Monday.  The storm is expected to end with a rain and snow mix Monday evening.  Please exercise caution while driving.

The Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon.  High tide occurs at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Monday at 10:17am, and again at 10:54pm; high tide occurs Tuesday morning at 11:05am.  If you live on a street that typically receives tidal flooding, consider moving your vehicle to another portion of our community on Sunday.  Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk.

The Wind Advisory is in effect for Monday.  Strong winds up to 40mph with gusts to 50mph are possible starting late morning through the evening hours.  Secure any loose objects on your property.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Continue to monitor this storm on traditional media outlets and on this communication channel.  Updates will be provided as needed.  Here is the graphics package on this nor’easter courtesy of the National Weather Service:

Sunday, January 31st: Nor’easter Arrives Sunday Afternoon; Coastal Flood Warning for Monday2021-01-31T08:18:18-05:00

Saturday, January 30th, 5:41pm: Winter Nor’easter to Visit Avalon Sunday Through Tuesday; Moderate Tidal Flooding Possible

The National Weather Service has issued a package of advisories for coastal Cape May County in advance of a nor’easter-type winter storm that will impact our region Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning.  A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon; and a Wind Advisory is in effect late Monday morning through Monday evening.

Snow is expected to begin Sunday afternoon, and transition to snow, rain, and sleet during the overnight hours into Monday morning.  Monday will produce rainy, windy conditions along the coast with wind gusts over 40mph possible.  The storm is expected to end with a snow/rain/sleet mix through Tuesday around midday.

Moderate coastal flooding is possible at time of high tide Monday and Tuesday.  Some streets may be impassable due to tidal flooding.  Never drive on a flooded street; turn around, don’t drown.  If you live on a street that typically floods during storm events, consider moving your vehicle by Sunday morning.  Secure any objects at your home that may be subject to strong winds, including trash cans and lawn furniture.

High tide will occur Monday at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge at 10-:17am, and again at 10:54pm.  Tuesday’s first high tide occurs at 11:05am.

If you have a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  If you have an emergency, dial 911.

Here is the briefing package provided by the National Weather Service on Saturday evening, January 30th:

Saturday, January 30th, 5:41pm: Winter Nor’easter to Visit Avalon Sunday Through Tuesday; Moderate Tidal Flooding Possible2021-01-30T17:42:13-05:00

Saturday, January 30th, 7:29am: Winter Storm Watch for Most of South Jersey, Nor’easter-Type Storm Comes Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for most of southern New Jersey, except some coastal areas.  A nor’easter type of storm is coming Sunday with snow, a snow and rain mix, windy conditions, and the potential for moderate tidal flooding.  High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge on Sunday will occur at 9:33am and again at 10:06pm; high tide on Monday will occur at 10:17am and 10:54pm.  Please continue to follow updates on traditional media channels.

Saturday, January 30th, 7:29am: Winter Storm Watch for Most of South Jersey, Nor’easter-Type Storm Comes Sunday2021-01-30T07:31:46-05:00

Friday, January 29th, 5:06pm: Winter Storm Coming, Tidal Flooding Possible During Storm Event

Friday, January 29th, 5:06pm: Winter Storm Coming, Tidal Flooding Possible During Storm Event2021-01-29T17:07:49-05:00

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd: High Wind Warning, Heavy Rain Possible December 24-25th

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for coastal regions of southern New Jersey.  There is the potential for wind gusts approaching 70mph Thursday night into Friday morning, Christmas Eve-Christmas Day.  A storm front may bring heavy rain to our region, along with spotty flooding.  If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric at 1-800-833-7476.  Street flooding is possible due to heavy rain.  Flooding is a temporary condition; never drive on a flooded street.  Residents are asked to secure objects subject to strong winds on their properties; contractors are asked to secure all job sites in advance of this storm.  Continue to follow traditional media outlets for updates on this event.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

Here is the advisory package issued by the National Weather Service on Wednesday evening:

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd: High Wind Warning, Heavy Rain Possible December 24-25th2020-12-23T16:58:44-05:00

Wednesday, December 23rd: National Weather Service Advisory of Christmas Eve Storm Event

Wednesday, December 23rd: National Weather Service Advisory of Christmas Eve Storm Event2020-12-23T09:13:03-05:00

Wednesday, December 16th, 8:08am: Coastal Flood Warning, High Wind Warning Issued for Avalon

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning and the High Wind Warning for Avalon for today and tomorrow, December 16-17th. This event will be a rain event with wind gusts approaching 60 mph, minor tidal flooding at time of high tide Wednesday night and moderate tidal flooding at time of high tide Thursday morning.
 
High tide occurs Wednesday at 8:54am, and again at 9:23pm. High tide occurs Thursday at 9:44am, and again at 10:16pm.
 
Now is the time to consider moving your vehicle off a street that floods during tidal flooding events. Secure outdoor objects that are subject to strong winds. Contractors should secure their job sites. Never drive on a flooded street as this puts you and your vehicle at risk. If you have any emergency, dial 911. If you experience a power outage, contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.
Tidal flooding is a temporary condition, and they should wait for the tide to recede before driving.  If you must drive during a flood, seek roads that are not flooded; in the north end of the island First and Avalon Avenues do not flood during tidal events.
Wednesday, December 16th, 8:08am: Coastal Flood Warning, High Wind Warning Issued for Avalon2020-12-16T08:07:31-05:00

Tuesday, December 15th, 3:48pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Avalon and surrounding communities. The Warning is in effect from Wednesday evening until Thursday afternoon, December 16-17th. Moderate coastal flooding is anticipated during Thursday morning’s high tide event; minor coastal flooding is possible Wednesday evening.
 
High tides at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge:
 
Wednesday: 9:23pm
Thursday: 9:44am
 
A High Wind Watch remains in effect. Please see the Avalon Flood Risk Map that shows areas of our community that typically flood during coastal storms. Never drive on any flooded street. If you have an emergency, dial 911.
 
The Avalon Office of Emergency Management will issue an advisory call Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:
 
Coastal Flood Warning
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
327 PM EST Tue Dec 15 2020
 
…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM WEDNESDAY TO 3 PM
EST THURSDAY…
 
* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
waterways.
 
* WHERE…Tidal portions of Atlantic and Cape May Counties in New
Jersey and Sussex County in Delaware.
 
* WHEN…From 7 PM Wednesday to 3 PM EST Thursday.
 
* 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…The most significant impacts are expected
to occur during the high tide Thursday morning, when moderate
flooding is forecast. However, widespread minor flooding is
expected for the Wednesday evening high tide as well.
 
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.
Tuesday, December 15th, 3:48pm: Coastal Flood Warning Issued by National Weather Service2020-12-15T15:46:32-05:00

Monday, December 14th, 7:09pm: Major Coastal Storm Mid-Week; Moderate Flooding, Strong Winds Expected

The National Weather Service has issued the following Coastal Flood Watch for times of high tide on Thursday, December 17th.  There could also be minor coastal flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge is as follows:

Tuesday:  8:05am, 8:31pm

Wednesday:  8:54am, 9:23pm

Thursday:  9:44am, 10:16pm

Please continue to follow traditional media outlets for information about this approaching storm.

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level
possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
waterways.

* WHERE…Tidal portions of Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland
Counties in New Jersey.

* WHEN…From Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon.

* 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…Minor tidal flooding may occur with the
Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning and evening high tides.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions favorable for
flooding are expected to develop.

Monday, December 14th, 7:09pm: Major Coastal Storm Mid-Week; Moderate Flooding, Strong Winds Expected2020-12-14T19:09:11-05:00
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