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Lower Township Police Department
Friday October 26th, 2018 :: 03:21 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Coastal Flood Warning until 03:00PM Saturday

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM to 3 PM EDT Saturday. The Coastal Flood Watch is no longer in effect.

* LOCATIONS...Southern New Jersey shore.

* TIMING...High tide on the ocean front is between 9 and 10 AM EDT Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on back bays.

* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...One to two feet of saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. At this level, widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads becoming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm's way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. Some beach erosion is possible along the oceanfront during the time of strongest winds and highest wave action.

* WAVES...7 to 10 feet on the ocean front.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CAPE MAY ... ATLANTIC ... ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY ... COASTAL ATLANTIC ... SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON

Instructions:

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.

Address/Location
Lower Township Police Department
405 Breakwater Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-886-1619

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Coastal Flood Warning

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