Special Weather Statement: Flood Advisory


first_img(Image courtesy National Weather Service) The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday.The current advisory forecasts water levels to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at 8:23 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters project a level of 5.8 feet on the mean low water scale (MLW). Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare these predictions to other recent and historic tide levels.Predicted heavy rain could increase the effects of flooding, particularly if it coincides with high tide in the morning. Strong southeast winds could gust as high as 35 mph.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

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