Numerous municipalities have issued evacuation notices as of early Friday afternoon due to the impending major winter storm that forecasters expect to generate coastal flooding.
Forecasters expect widespread moderate coastal flooding and embedded areas of major coastal flooding in Ocean County and Atlantic counties for three consecutive high tide cycles beginning tomorrow morning due to the strong onshore flow pushing water against the coast and into the back bays and estuaries. But flooding will not reach record levels.
In Cape May County, forecasters expect widespread major coastal flooding on tomorrow morning, with moderate to embedded major flooding from tomorrow night into Sunday morning.
Many roadways will flood, and minor to moderate property damage is likely. Significant beach erosion is likely.
In Monmouth County, guidance suggests widespread minor coastal flooding during the day tomorrow, increasing to moderate levels from the night through Sunday morning.
High tide occurs along the oceanfront between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Saturday night, and 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Sunday. High tide on the back bays occurs later than the oceanfront.
As for the evacuation requests for low-lying and flood prone sections of municipalities, we will update the list as needed. Please click “more” for details:
Brick (all low-lying)
Seaside Heights (more)
Tuckerton Beach (more)
Little Egg Harbor (more)
Toms River (more)
Seaside Park (all low-lying)
Berkeley, including South Seaside Park (more)
Let us know at JSHN if we’ve missed any.