The National Weather Service has put our region at a high risk of rip currents on September 5th due to Hurricane Dorian which will move into the Mid-Atlantic region sometime Friday. There is no immediate risk from the hurricane, but rough surf and rip currents are expected.
 
Please only enter the ocean at a guarded beach, anticipated to be at 9th, 28th, and 78th streets. Some rain and wind are in our forecast for Friday.
 
Here is the rip current advisory issued by the National Weather Service:
 
Rip Current Statement
Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
344 AM EDT Thu Sep 5 2019
 
DEZ004-NJZ014-024>026-060100-
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Delaware Beaches-Eastern Monmouth-Atlantic Coastal Cape May-
Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-
344 AM EDT Thu Sep 5 2019
 
…HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…
 
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High Rip
Current Risk, which is in effect through this evening.
 
* LOCATIONS…The beaches of New Jersey and Delaware.
 
* TIMING…Through this evening.
 
* SURF ZONE IMPACTS…Very strong rip currents will be dangerous
to anyone who enters the surf.
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
Stay out of the surf. If you are ever caught in a rip current,
relax and float. Do not swim against the current. If possible,
swim in a direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape,
face the shore and call or wave for help.