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Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect

Flooding Graphic (Courtesy of National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday.

An approaching full moon, easterly winds and rain showers could combine to create tidal flooding in the “minor” category on Monday night.

With exceptionally high tides from a “supermoon” on Wednesday expected to continue through the week, the advisory is likely to be extended through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Water levels are predicted to crest in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at 6:52 p.m. Monday. High tide on the bay side of Strathmere near Corson’s Inlet is at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The NWS predicts a water level of 5.4 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW), which is at the bottom of the scale for “minor” flooding. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels.

Residents should be prepared to monitor conditions and move vehicles to safe places in advance of the Monday evening high tide.

The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. Parking also will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).

For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades.

For Police and Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.