Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory

first_imgThe October 2018 storm caused road closures, but continued work to mitigate flooding has lessened the problem, residents say. The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 7 p.m. Sunday through 1 a.m. Monday.Steady north winds will push water and rough surf toward the coastline during a higher-than-normal new moon tide Sunday evening. Forecasters also predict rain.Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 9:33 p.m. Sunday. Forecasters project a tide of 5.9 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). This projection falls under the category of “minor” tidal flooding. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.Residents should monitor conditions and be prepared to move vehicles from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation.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.last_img