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Harvey Cedars Police Department
Sunday September 17th, 2017 :: 06:14 p.m. EDT


Tropical Storm Watch until 02:00AM Monday


* LOCATIONS AFFECTED - Lakewood - Toms River

* WIND - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind - Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for tropical storm force wind of 39 to 57 mph. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited wind impacts. Efforts should now be underway to secure all properties. - Hazardous wind is possible. Failure to adequately shelter may result in serious injury. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored mobile homes is possible. Unsecured lightweight objects could be blown around. - Many large tree limbs may be broken off. A few trees could be snapped or uprooted. Some fences and roadway signs may be blown over. - A few roads could be impassable from debris. Hazardous driving conditions are possible on bridges and other elevated roadways. - Scattered power and communications outages are possible.

* STORM SURGE - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible - Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet above ground somewhere within surge prone areas - Window of concern: early Monday afternoon until early Wednesday afternoon - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - Emergency plans should include a reasonable threat for peak storm surge flooding of greater than 1 foot above ground. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited storm surge flooding impacts. Efforts should now be brought to completion before conditions deteriorate. - Localized inundation is possible. Follow the instructions of local officials. Consider voluntary evacuation if recommended. Leave immediately if evacuation orders are issued. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized inundation is possible with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore. - Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots could become overspread with surge water. Dangerous driving conditions are possible in places where surge water covers the road. - Moderate beach erosion is expected. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents are anticipated. - Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers is possible. A few small craft may be broken away from moorings.

* FLOODING RAIN - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Peak Rainfall Amounts: 1-3 inches, with locally higher amounts - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: Elevated - Emergency planning should include a reasonable threat for minor flooding where peak rainfall totals are near amounts conducive for localized flash flooding and rapid inundation. - To be safe, prepare for the potential of limited flooding rain impacts. - Localized flooding is possible. If flood related watches and warnings are issued, heed recommended actions. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Limited - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in vulnerable spots. Rapid ponding of water may occur 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 are possible.

* TORNADO - LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: - Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes - CURRENT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY: None - Emergency planning need not include a threat for tornadoes. Showers and thunderstorms with strong gusty winds may still occur. - Little to no preparations needed to guard against tropical tornadoes. - Ensure readiness for the next tropical tornado event. - POTENTIAL IMPACTS: Little to None - Little to no potential impacts from tornadoes.



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Harvey Cedars Police Department
7606 Long Beach Boulevard
Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008

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Non-emergencies: 609-494-6509

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Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Tropical Storm Watch

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