Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect Through Monday Afternoon

Date: April 15, 2018

 
 
City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
9:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2018  
 
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City through 1 p.m. Monday (April 16).
 
A new moon tide, heavy rain and strong onshore winds will combine to cause moderate flooding. The NWS predicts a tide above 6 feet on the mean low water scale at 9:16 a.m. Monday morning . See sampling of Ocean City historic tides for context: www.ocnj.us/octides.
 
Street flooding will occur prior to high tide and may last for several hours. Residents should move vehicles from flood-prone areas. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are at higher elevation. These roads also offer the safest routes of travel across the length of the island. 
 
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. Many roads are currently under construction. Be aware that uneven surfaces and storm drainage fixtures could be hidden beneath flood waters. 
 
For Police & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.