Coastal Flood Advisory Extended Into Friday

Date: October 29, 2020

 

 

 

 

City of Ocean City, NJ - Office of Emergency Management
Special Weather Statement:
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020  
 
The National Weather Service has extended a Coastal Flood Advisory for Ocean City through 1 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30, 2020). 
 
Heavy rainfall, strong onshore winds gusting up to 45 mph, and higher-than-normal full moon tides will cause flooding over three tide cycles.
 
Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at the following times:
 
  • 7:50 p.m. Thursday (a water level of 5 feet on the MLW scale had been predicted, but as of 6:45 p.m. Thursday, water levels already exceed 5.3 feet)
  • 8:10 a.m. Friday (6.1 feet)
  • 8:27 p.m. Friday (5.6 feet)
     
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. With the highest tide predicted for early Friday morning, residents may want to take action before going to bed on Thursday night. 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 & Fire Department emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 609-399-9111.