The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for Stone Harbor 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:
A High Wind Watch remains in effect. Never drive on any flooded street. If you have an emergency, dial 911.
Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Warning from the National Weather Service:
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
* WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level
expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
* 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.
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
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