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Friday, October 11th: Coastal Flood Warning, Moderate Coastal Flooding Expected

2019-10-11 07:03:41 swahl

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The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for our area through early Saturday morning, December 12th.  Moderate coastal flooding is anticipated at time of both high tides on Friday, and minor coastal flooding is anticipated for the high tide event on Saturday morning.

Our community received street flooding during Thursday evening’s high tide event. Never drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and creates an unnecessary wake that can damage private and public property.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge on Friday occurs at 7:15am, and again at 7:27pm. High tides on Saturday occur at 7:50am, and again at 8:04pm.  If you live in a flood prone section of our community, consider moving your vehicle to higher ground, especially during high tide events.

The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management continues to provide updates throughout the prolonged flooding event.

Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning issued Friday morning by the National Weather Service:

 Coastal Flood Warning

Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 311 AM EDT Fri Oct 11 2019

…LONG DURATION COASTAL FLOOD EVENT TO CONTINUE INTO EARLY SATURDAY…COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY…

* LOCATIONS…In New Jersey, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal   Atlantic, Cape May and Atlantic. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches  and Inland Sussex.

* TIMING…Until 1 AM EDT Saturday.

COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of inundation above   ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and   tidal waterways. Back bays will have added water with previous  tide cycles not having drained completely.

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.

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Thursday, October 10th: Coastal Flood Warning Continues Through Friday Evening

2019-10-10 17:45:23 swahl

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Warning for Stone Harbor and other coastal communities through the Friday evening high tide.  There is the expectation of moderate coastal flooding during high tide Thursday evening, Friday morning, and Friday evening, October 10-11.

A low pressure system has stacked water in the back bays with a strong wind that has not allowed the bays to drain during recent days.  The continued wind is expected to cause moderate tidal flooding, windy conditions, and possibly additional beach erosion through Friday evening.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Thursday will occur at 6:48pm, and on Friday at 7:15am and again at 7:27pm.  Street flooding is expected in flood prone areas.  Do not attempt to drive on any flooded street.  Turn around, don’t drown.  If you live on a street that often experiences tidal flooding, you are advised to move your car to higher ground especially during high tide events.

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 432 PM EDT Thu Oct 10 2019  …LONG DURATION COASTAL FLOOD EVENT EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY… …COASTAL FLOOD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR SOME AREAS  …COASTAL FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EDT SATURDAY…

* LOCATIONS…In New Jersey, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal   Atlantic, Cape May and Atlantic. In Delaware, Delaware Beaches  and Inland Sussex.  * TIMING…Until 1 AM EDT Saturday.

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

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.  A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some road closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood.  Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. 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.

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Coastal Flood Update ~ October 10, 2019

2019-10-10 15:31:51 kstevenson

Coastal Flood Update ~ October 10, 2019

Stone Harbor will experience tidal flooding on Thursday night, Friday morning, and Friday night. This flooding could be moderate to major. All residents should monitor the flooding, and move all vehicles and property to higher ground. Vehicles can be parked along Second Avenue or at the parking lots located at the water tower and 94th and Second Avenue. High tides will occur at 7:15 pm on Thursday night, 7:41 am on Friday morning and 7:15 pm on Friday night.

Please continue to monitor the flooding and tune to the weather service for updated information.

 

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