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Public Restrooms at Water Tower Comfort Station Closed Until Further Notice

January 18, 2024

Please note that the public restrooms at the Water Tower Comfort Station are closed until further notice due to a heating issue.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the problem.

Public Restrooms at Water Tower Comfort Station Closed Until Further Notice2024-01-18T10:28:15-05:00

Coastal Flood Advisory and High Wind Warning Issued for January 12-13, 2024

January 12, 2024

Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service:

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM SATURDAY
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 5 PM SATURDAY

WHAT…For the High Wind Warning, southeast winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph expected. For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph expected.

WHERE…In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. In New Jersey, Eastern Monmouth, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean.

WHEN…For the High Wind Warning, from 8 PM this evening to 5 AM EST Saturday. For the Wind Advisory, from 5 AM to 5 PM EST Saturday.

IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Southeast winds will increase this evening. Extremely saturated soils due to previous rainfall events may result in trees and power poles being more more susceptible to wind. Sporadic wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible along the immediate coastline. Winds will diminish somewhat and shift to the west Saturday morning with gusts up to 50 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… People should avoid being outside around trees. Use caution if you must drive.

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 2 PM SATURDAY

WHAT…One to two feet of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

WHERE…Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Southeastern Burlington.

WHEN…From 6 AM to 2 PM EST Saturday.

IMPACTS…At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to vulnerable structures may begin to occur. At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.

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Coastal Flood Advisory and High Wind Warning Issued for January 12-13, 20242024-01-17T09:30:58-05:00

2024 Holiday Beach Tags Are Sold Out

January 10, 2024

Please note that we are sold out of the 2024 Holiday Beach Tags. Regular Seasonal Tags for the summer of 2024 will be available sometime in the Spring.

2024 Holiday Beach Tags Are Sold Out2024-01-11T14:42:46-05:00

Hazardous Weather Update: Powerful Storm to Bring Significant Wind, Rain and Flooding January 9-10, 2024

January 9, 2024, From the National Weather Service:

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COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM WEDNESDAY

WHAT…Up to one foot of inundation above ground level expected in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways.

WHERE…Atlantic, Cape May, Atlantic Coastal Cape May and Coastal Atlantic.

WHEN…From 5 PM this afternoon to 10 AM EST Wednesday.

IMPACTS…At this level, flooding begins on the most vulnerable roads in coastal and bayside communities, and along inland tidal waterways. Some partial or full road closures are possible.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The highest water levels are expected in the back bays.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… If travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be closed. Do not drive around barricades or through water of unknown depth. Take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone property.

HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM WEDNESDAY

WHAT…Southeast to south winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph expected.

WHERE…Portions of southern Delaware and central and southern New Jersey.

WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 4 AM EST Wednesday.

IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Southeast winds will increase during today and become stronger later this afternoon. The damaging winds are expected to occur this evening, and these could be locally enhanced with a narrow line of intense showers later tonight.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… People should avoid being outside around trees. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

WHERE…Portions of Delaware, including the following areas, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle, northeast Maryland, including the following areas, Caroline, Kent MD, Queen Annes and Talbot, New Jersey, including the following areas, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Southeastern Burlington and Western Monmouth, and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Delaware, Lower Bucks and Philadelphia.

WHEN…From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. * IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches possible later today and tonight, with the heaviest rain falling later this afternoon and this evening. The ground remains very saturated following multiple rounds of heavy rainfall over the last month. A period of higher hourly rainfall rates is possible tonight which would enhance the potential for flooding, particularly in the urban areas. Tidal inundation combined with runoff in coastal areas may significantly elevate the flood risk, especially if occurring during times of high tide. – opens in a new windowhttp://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Hazardous Weather Update: Powerful Storm to Bring Significant Wind, Rain and Flooding January 9-10, 20242024-01-12T11:31:45-05:00

Hazardous Weather Outlook: High Wind Advisory and Flood Watch in Effect January 9-10, 2024

January 8, 2024

From the National Weather Service – Hazardous Weather Outlook for January 9-10, 2024:

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE…Portions of Delaware, including the following areas, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent and New Castle, northeast Maryland, including the following areas, Caroline, Kent MD, Queen Annes and Talbot, New Jersey, including the following areas, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Mercer, Middlesex, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Southeastern Burlington and Western Monmouth, and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Delaware, Lower Bucks and Philadelphia.

* WHEN…From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches possible Tuesday through early Wednesday, with the heaviest rain falling Tuesday night. The ground remains very saturated following multiple rounds of heavy rainfall over the last month. A period of higher hourly rainfall rates is possible during Tuesday night which would enhance the potential for flooding, particularly in the urban areas.

Tidal inundation combined with runoff in coastal areas may significantly elevate the flood risk, especially if occurring during times of high tide. – http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

* WHAT…Southeast to south winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph possible.

* WHERE…In Delaware, Delaware Beaches. In New Jersey, Eastern Monmouth, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean.

* WHEN…From Tuesday evening through late Tuesday night.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.

Hazardous Weather Outlook: High Wind Advisory and Flood Watch in Effect January 9-10, 20242024-01-12T11:31:35-05:00

Council Members Carney and Casper Sworn In For New Terms

January 3, 2024

Congratulations to new Council Member, Tim Carney and incumbent Council Member, Robin Casper. Both were sworn in to their terms at the January 2, 2024 Borough Reorganization meeting by Borough Clerk, Emily Dillon.

Council Members Carney and Casper Sworn In For New Terms2024-01-03T08:54:05-05:00

Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is Open Daily

December 20, 2023

Just a reminder that Stone Harbor’s Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is open daily from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Convenience Center is located on 81st Street, near Third Avenue, adjacent to the Public Works Building. Please note that this location is only for household trash and recyclables, no bulk or brush/yard debris will be accepted.

Trash and Recycling Convenience Center is Open Daily2023-12-20T14:21:25-05:00

Weather Outlook For Late Weekend Storm (December 17-18, 2023)

December 15, 2023

A message from the Cape May County Emergency Management Communications Center

A few changes for the Sunday and Monday storm (December 17th-18th). The risk of flooding has increased some and a Gale Watch has been issued for the marine areas. This storm will impact the Monday morning commute. A summary graphic is below.

  • Heavy Rain: 1.5 to 3.0 inches of rain is probable across the region, which can result in flooding or flash flooding of some creeks and streams and in some urban areas. There is now a SLIGHT risk (level 2/4) for excessive rainfall for much of our region (see attached graphic).
  • Winds: East to southeast gusts of 30-40 mph Sunday night into Monday, with gusts up to 50 mph possible mainly along the coast. On the marine areas, a Gale Watch is in effect for Sunday night into early Monday. Dangerous seas are likely. Winds become west to northwest during Monday and remain gusty. Extra precautions may need to be taken with any outdoor holiday decorations up.
  • Coastal Flooding: Minor to potentially locally moderate coastal flooding especially with the Sunday night high tide cycle. The greatest surge may be up Delaware Bay due to strong southeast winds Sunday night. The extent/magnitude of the tidal flooding will depend on the strength/duration of the onshore winds and if the greatest surge occurs at high tide.

Confidence is high in this being an all rain event. Confidence remains lower in the specifics and magnitudes of impacts as this depends on the exact track and intensity of the storm.

Weather Outlook For Late Weekend Storm (December 17-18, 2023)2023-12-19T12:55:40-05:00

Hazardous Weather Alert December 10-11, 2023: Flood Watch and Wind Advisory in Effect

December 10, 2023

Hazardous Weather Outlook From the National Weather Service

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1:00 P.M. THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4:00 PM THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 1:00 A.M. MONDAY. WINDS 20-30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH EXPECTED.

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Atlantic coastal portions of Cape May County in New Jersey.
DAY ONE… Through tonight. Several instances of flooding are possible, especially in urban and poor-drainage areas and near vulnerable small creeks and streams. Windy conditions may cause isolated instances of tree damage and power outages.

FLOOD WATCH
A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.
* WHERE…Portions of Delaware, including the following areas, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New Castle. Portions of northeast Maryland, including the following areas, Caroline, Kent MD, Queen Annes, and Talbot. Portions of New Jersey, including the following areas, Atlantic, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal Ocean, Cumberland, Eastern Monmouth, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Southeastern Burlington, Sussex, Warren, and Western Monmouth. Portions of Pennsylvania, including the following areas, Berks, Carbon, Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Lehigh, Lower Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Philadelphia, Upper Bucks, Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.
* WHEN…From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Monday afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – Moderate to heavy rain will spread into the area today through tonight. Storm total rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts near 4 inches possible. This excessive rainfall may lead to some areas of flooding.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

WIND ADVISORY
WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 1 AM EST MONDAY
* WHAT…South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.
* WHERE…Eastern Monmouth, Atlantic Coastal Cape May, Coastal Atlantic and Coastal Ocean
* WHEN…From 4 PM this afternoon to 1 AM EST Monday.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Special caution should be taken to secure any outdoor holiday decorations that may blow away.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…South winds will increase this afternoon and evening ahead of a strong cold front. Heavy bursts of rain may be accompanied by locally stronger wind gusts. Strong northwest winds are also forecast for Monday after the cold front moves offshore.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

 

Hazardous Weather Alert December 10-11, 2023: Flood Watch and Wind Advisory in Effect2023-12-13T13:03:04-05:00
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