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Coastal Flood Advisory Extended to Sunday

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The National Weather Service has extended a Coastal Flood Advisory for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas through 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11.

Minor coastal flooding will continue to occur around the times of the morning high tides through Tuesday. With a strong coastal storm passing by on Tuesday, there is a possibility of localized moderate coastal flood in impacts in some back bays of Cape May County with the Tuesday high tide.

Water levels are predicted to crest in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at 9:06 a.m. Sunday. High tide on the bay side of Strathmere near Corson’s Inlet is at 8:49 a.m. Sunday.

The NWS predicts a water level of 5.6 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW) for Sunday morning. By comparison, the water level reached 5.77 feet MLW on Saturday morning. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels.

Residents should be prepared to move vehicles to safe places well in advance of these high tides. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. Parking at all municipal lots in Ocean City is free.

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.

 

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