The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory for the high tide during the evening hours of Wednesday, August 28th. High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge will be shortly after 7pm. Street flooding on flood prone streets may occur. Never drive your car on a flooded street. Here is the text of the Coastal Flood Advisory issued by the National Weather Service:
Coastal Flood Advisory
Coastal Hazard Message National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 610 AM EDT Wed Aug 28 2019 DEZ002>004-NJZ022>025-282200- /O.NEW.KPHI.CF.Y.0020.190828T2100Z-190829T0400Z/ Kent-Inland Sussex-Delaware Beaches-Atlantic-Cape May- Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic- 610 AM EDT Wed Aug 28 2019 ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT... The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon to midnight EDT tonight. * LOCATIONS...Coastal areas of Southern New Jersey and Delaware and areas along Delaware Bay. * TIMING...High tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront occurs between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM this evening. High tide on the back bays and along Delaware Bay occur later than the high tide on the oceanfront. * COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Minor Flooding is anticipated around the time of this evening`s high tide. Up to one foot of saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low- lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. Localized roadway flooding is expected. Some roads may closed due to high water. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some road closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood. Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costly repairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.