The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Stone Harbor 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.
If you live in a section of Stone Harbor where street flooding is common during heavy rainfall events, you are advised to consider moving your vehicle to a different part of the community.
The Stone Harbor 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
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Watch National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 300 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020 DEZ002>004-MDZ012-015-019-020-NJZ021>025-100700- /O.NEW.KPHI.FF.A.0004.200710T0400Z-200710T2000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Kent MD-Queen Annes-Talbot- Caroline-Cumberland-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic- Including the cities of Dover, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, Chestertown, Centreville, Easton, Denton, Millville, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, and Atlantic City 300 PM EDT Thu Jul 9 2020 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, and southern New Jersey, including the following areas, in Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, and Kent. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. In southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, and Cumberland. * From midnight EDT tonight through Friday afternoon * Heavy rain associated with a coastal low is expected to start late tonight and continue through Friday morning. Widespread amounts of 1 to 3 inches are likely with locally higher amounts possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties. Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued for your area.