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1007, 2020

Friday, July 10th, 8:28am: Flash Flood Warning Issued for Stone Harbor

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.
907, 2020

Thursday, July 9th, 5:31pm: Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Stone Harbor, Southern NJ Coastline

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Stone Harbor 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.

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

 

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Hurricane Local Statement

Tropical Storm Fay Local Statement Advisory Number 1

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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.

 

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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.