Special Weather Statement: Coastal Flood Advisory

Special Weather Statement: Coastal Flood Advisory

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Area depicted in green is where minor flooding is expected. (Courtesy of National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Ocean City in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 1 a.m. Wednesday.

A full moon and northeast winds are expected to combine to cause “minor” coastal flooding.

Water levels are predicted to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at 9:06 p.m. Tuesday. The NWS predicts a water level of 5.7 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels.

At this time, the NWS expects a water level of 6 feet MLW at high tide at 9:58 p.m. Wednesday. An extended Coastal Flood Advisory is likely.

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 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.