9/20/2017

Coastal Flooding Alert

Update: Wednesday, September 20

A coastal flooding advisory remains in effect until 1 am Thursday. Minor coastal flooding is expected again with tonight’s high tide. High tide along the ocean will occur tonight between 8 – 9 pm and on the back bays, approximately one hour later. A surge of 1.25 to 1.75 feet above the astronomical tide is expected.

Residents should expect localized flooding, especially in low lying areas prone to flooding. Some raods may be closed due to high water.

The potential for minor coastal flooding near times of high tide will continue into Thursday and perhaps Friday.

A moderate to high risk of rip currents will also continue into early next week.


Update: Tuesday, September 19

Tides will be running high over the next few days, especially for this evening's high tide between 7 - 11 pm (which is anticipated to be the highest under Jose's influence). Minor tidal flooding is likely with a chance at reaching moderate stage tonight. This will be fairly significant and will result in water heights 2 - 2.5', leading to flooded roads and minor property damage in prone areas.

Coastal flooding is a concern as we approach a new moon on Wednesday. High tides are expected to run 1-2 feet above normal through Tuesday.

Residents are advised to be mindful of the following high tides, especially in the back bay. Residents should move their vehicles if they live in low lying areas.

·       Wednesday night tides: 8:28pm

We will continue to monitor this event and update as necessary.

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