Date: 2021-10-11 01:05:27
Published on October 10, 2021
The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City from through 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11.
Northeasterly winds gusting beyond 35 mph are expected to contribute to flooding through at least three tide cycles.
Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side (Ninth Street Bridge) of Ocean City at:
- 11:53 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 10): Predicted water level is 6.4 feet on the MLW scale.
- 12:19 a.m. Monday (Oct. 11): 5.6 feet MLW
- 12:53 p.m. Monday (Oct. 11): 6.6 feet MLW
Saturday’s peak tide was 5.84 feet MLW. The National Weather Service categorizes “moderate” tidal flooding as water levels between 6.3 feet and 7.3 feet MLW. Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare this prediction to other recent and historic tide levels.
Residents should be prepared to monitor conditions and move vehicles to avoid street flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. Free parking will be available at all municipal lots in town. Parking also will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora (please read letter from Trinity if you take advantage of this service).
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.