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Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

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The National Weather Service issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for Ocean City in effect from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday.

A near full moon and strong 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 7:34 p.m. Thursday.

The NWS predicts a water level of 6.2 feet on the mean low water (MLW) scale. By comparison, the water level reached 5.94 feet on Wednesday evening (Sept. 7). Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels.

With a full moon arriving on Saturday (Sept. 10), it’s likely that the NWS will issue another Coastal Flood Advisory for Friday evening (Sept. 9), when the tide will be high at 8:23 p.m.

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.

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