Weather conditions will be improving throughout the day as the coastal storm pull away, but there’s another round of tidal flooding this morning.
And in some locations, it’s higher than yesterday evening’s high tide that reached moderate levels.
Last night, there were numerous rescues from people trapped after driving into flood waters. In tidal flood-prone Manasquan yesterday, Nick Bossone captured this scene of rescuers assisting a stranded motorist.
Shortly before 7 a.m. today in Monmouth County’s Sea Bright, a low-lying community with ocean and river frontage that is susceptible to flooding, Mayor Dina Long said water was “high everywhere.”
“Haven’t seen a tide like this in years,” the mayor tweeted, reporting water up to waist high in the middle of her street.
Laura Ellen reported on JSHN that numerous roads and bridges are closed in the Sea Bright area this morning area due to flooding. She said she was returning home after being unable to drive to the ferry dock.
Nearby in Union Beach, Richard Wood reported on JSHN that “flooding is worse this morning on the Raritan Bay.”
Along the Barnegat Bay, water was close to bulkheads, and in some locations, creeping onto land.
Further south in Long Beach Island, also on JSHN, Glenn Reitinger reported shortly after 7 a.m. that flooding in Brant Beach was “worse than last night.”
Long Beach Boulevard remained impassable in most areas from Beach Haven to Ship Bottom, according to the Long Beach Township Police Department.
In Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Fire Department reported numerous flooded roadways.
And in Stone Harbor, Zeke Orzech tweeted pictures of what appeared to be typical tidal flooding in the community during storms.
The National Weather Service says this is the last round of tidal flooding as winds are shifting from the north and northwest. At 8 a.m., the tide is now heading toward low in the bay backs. The morning high tide was earlier along the oceanfront.
The author, Justin Auciello, is the publisher of JSHN.