More tidal flooding is in the forecast for tonight, forecasters say.
In a telephone interview, Lance Franck, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly N.J., says the worst flooding is likely in Cape May County, where major flooding occurred this morning.
Several Ocean City residents were rescued from their homes. The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management tells CBS3 in Philadelphia that the homes were filling with tidal waters.
(Video from Ocean City here.)
Forecasters expect similar flood levels during the next two tide cycles due to the combination of the coastal storm, full moon, and strong winds. (Please click here and then click the map for coastal flooding details in your location.)
Franck says that Monmouth County is likely to repeat moderate levels of tidal flooding tonight and tomorrow morning.
In Ocean County to Cape May County, widespread moderate flooding is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning, with pockets of major flooding.
“It’s not safe to say the worst has passed,” Franck said. “The water levels for tonight’s high tide won’t be as high as this morning. Nevertheless, we’re still expecting moderate to pockets of major tidal flooding down to Cape May County and possibly up to Ocean County.”
High tide along the oceanfront will occur between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. tonight and 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the oceanfront.
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