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Coastal Flood Warning
Issued: 4:44 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect until 1 am EDT
Wednesday...

* location... coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware and areas
along Delaware Bay.

* Coastal flooding... moderate flooding is anticipated with high
tide this evening. Coastal flooding could approach major level
on the Delaware side along the lower Delaware Bay.

* Timing... high tide on the New Jersey and Delaware oceanfront
occurs between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM this evening. High tide on
the back bays, Delaware Bay and Raritan Bay occurs later than
the high tide on the oceanfront.

* Surge... 1.5 to 2.5 feet above astronomical tide.

* Impacts... widespread roadway flooding is expected and minor
property damage is possible... especially around this evening's
high tide. More extensive property damage could occur on the
Delaware side of the lower Delaware Bay.

* Outlook... the potential for minor coastal flooding near times
of high tide will continue into Wednesday and possibly
Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water... and take appropriate action to protect life
and property.

Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be
deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in
danger and your vehicle may be damaged... leading to costly
repairs.

For a list of the impact of different tide heights in your County
please visit www.Weather.Gov/phi/tides


Forecast time of predicted
location high Tide Water level

Sandy Hook
New Jersey 8:03 PM Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
(sandy hook bay)

Seaside Heights
New Jersey 7:33 PM Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)

Atlantic City
New Jersey 7:45 PM Tue near 7.0 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)

Cape May
New Jersey 8:19 PM Tue 7.5 to 8.0 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)

Lewes
Delaware 9:00 PM Tue 7.0 to 8.0 feet MLLW
(delaware bay)

Rehoboth Beach
Delaware 8:00 PM Tue 7.0 to 7.5 feet MLLW
(oceanfront)

high tide on the back bays... along Delaware Bay and along Raritan
Bay occurs later than the high tide on the oceanfront.





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