The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City, Strathmere and nearby coastal areas from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday.
A recent new moon, rain and sustained easterly winds of 25 to 35 mph will combine to cause tidal flooding in the “minor” category on Wednesday night.
Water levels are predicted to crest in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday. High tide on the bay side of Strathmere near Corson’s Inlet is at 11:06 p.m. Wednesday. The NWS predicts a water level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). 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 the Wednesday night high tide or before going to bed on Wednesday night.
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.