COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM EDT
SATURDAY… The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM to 3 PM EDT Saturday.
* LOCATIONS…Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware.
* TIMING…High tide on the ocean front is between 11 AM and 12PM EDT Saturday morning. High tide will occur later on Delaware Bay and the back bays.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS…One to two feet of saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. Widespread flooding of roadways is expected with many roads be coming impassable. Lives may be at risk when people put themselves in harm’s way. Some damage to vulnerable structures may occur. Some beach erosion is possible along the oceanfront during the time of strongest winds and
highest wave action.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Coastal Flood Warning means that moderate or major tidal flooding is occurring or imminent. be prepared for rising water levels and take appropriate action to protect life and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency management officials.
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
Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.