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Thurs, March 1st, 2:36pm:  High Wind Warning, Coastal Flood Watch for Stone Harbor

The National Weather Service has continued the Coastal Flood Watch and now has posted a High Wind Warning for our Borough in advance of the approaching coastal storm.  The Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday evening, March 1st through Saturday evening, March 3rd.  The High Wind Warning is in effect from Friday at 11:00am through Saturday at 6:00am.  The Flood Watch includes the potential for minor, moderate, and in some locations major coastal flooding; the Wind Warning includes the potential for wind gusts approaching 60mph at times along the coastline.

A coastal storm is expected to spread rainfall over our region Thursday afternoon and lasting through Saturday morning.  The storm is also expected to include the potential for street flooding in flood prone areas at times of high tide courtesy of the storm, and the lunar cycle.  This flooding could make travel difficult on streets that are prone to flooding.  The high winds may have potential to damage trees and cause power outages.  The National Weather Service is expected to provide frequent updates to this forecast, so please continue to follow this site and traditional media outlets.  The high tide of most concern occurs on Saturday morning.

High tide at the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City will occur at the following times, on the following days:

Thursday, March 1st: 7:45pm

Friday, March 2nd: 8:05am, 8:33pm

Saturday, March 3rd: 8:51am, 9:19pm

Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through any flooded intersection as this puts you and your vehicle at risk, and causes an unnecessary wake that can damage public and private property.  If you have a power outage, please contact Atlantic City Electric directly at 1-800-833-7476.  The County of Cape May will close the Townsend’s Inlet Bridge Thursday, March 1st at 5:00pm until sometime on Sunday, March 4th as the roadway leading to the bridge will likely experience flooding and wave action from the storm.  Never attempt to drive over any downed utility wire.  If you have any emergency, dial 911.

The Borough remains in contact with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service to get the very latest information.  The information below on the Coastal Flood Watch and the High Wind Warning is courtesy of the National Weather Service:

…COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH

LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…

 

* LOCATIONS…Coastal areas of Cape May County and Cumberland

County.

 

* COASTAL FLOODING…Minor flooding is anticipated with the high

tides on Friday morning and Friday evening, moderate to locally

major flooding is expected with the high tide on Saturday

morning, and moderate flooding is forecast with the high tide on

Saturday evening.

 

* TIMING…High tide on the oceanfront occurs between 7:15 AM and

8:15 AM on Friday morning, between 7:45 PM and 8:45 PM on Friday

evening, between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM on Saturday morning, and

between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM on Saturday evening. High tide on

the back bays and on Delaware Bay occurs later than the high

tide on the oceanfront.

 

* SURGE…Around 1 to 1.5 feet on Friday, building to 2.5 to 3

feet on Saturday.

 

* WAVES…Around 4 to 7 feet on Friday, building to 9 to 12 feet

on Saturday.

 

* IMPACTS…Numerous roadways are expected to flood and minor to

moderate property damage is possible. The tides and wave action

will likely result in moderate beach erosion.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Coastal Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for the

development of moderate or major flooding.

 

Be prepared to begin taking appropriate action to protect life

and property. Follow the recommendations of local emergency

management officials. Be sure to check the latest forecast from

time to time in case a warning is issued or any new information

becomes available.

 

 

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO 6 AM EST

SATURDAY…

 

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a High

Wind Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM Friday to 6 AM EST

Saturday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

 

* LOCATION…Northeastern Maryland, northern Delaware,

southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

 

* WINDS…Northwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

 

* TIMING…Strong winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph develop toward

midday Friday. Peak gusts to 60 mph are most likely to occur

from mid afternoon to late evening Friday. Winds will gradually

diminish late Friday night.

 

* IMPACTS…Saturated soils will enhance the potential for high

winds to blow down trees and power lines. Scattered power

outages are likely. Travel will be difficult, especially for

high profile vehicles.

Thurs, March 1st, 2:36pm:  High Wind Warning, Coastal Flood Watch for Stone Harbor2018-03-09T17:19:25+00:00

Special Presentation ~ Borough of Stone Harbor 2018 Budget

A special presentation of the 2018 Budget

for the Borough of Stone Harbor has been scheduled for:

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 10:00am

Borough Hall ~ 2nd floor Council Meeting Room

 9508 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor

 

The presentation of the 2018 Budget will also be completed at the

March 6, 2018 Council Meeting scheduled for 4:30pm at Borough Hall

 

 

 

 

Special Presentation ~ Borough of Stone Harbor 2018 Budget2018-04-03T15:24:53+00:00

Vital Communications Inc. Completes Revaluation in Stone Harbor

Vital Communications Inc. has completed a total revaluation of all properties located within the Borough of Stone Harbor as ordered by the Cape May County Board of Taxation.

A letter dated January 22, 2018 indicating the new assessment based on the information currently available regarding properties within Stone Harbor and an analysis of all relevant market data was mailed to all homeowners from Vital Communications, Inc.

If you are satisfied that the new assessment generally reflects the market value of your property then you do not need to do anything.

In the event that you feel this value is not a fair representation of you property’s market value please contact Vital Communications, Inc. within five (5) business days of this notification.

To arrange an appointment to present information that can be used by Vital Communications, Inc. for further consideration please call (609)272-6690 between the hours of 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 4PM Monday through Friday.

Informal reviews of assessments will be held in the Stone Harbor Municipal Building 9508 Second Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ. If you are unable to meet in person phone interviews can be scheduled.

Vital Communications Inc. Completes Revaluation in Stone Harbor2018-05-24T18:24:34+00:00

Winter Strom Warning Update – January 3, 2018

 

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Borough and all of Cape May County. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:00pm until Thursday, January 4th, at 7:00pm. Our region can expect four to inches of snow during this storm event, along with strong winds, and blowing and drifting snow.

A storm is expected to form off the coast of New Jersey that will be a traditional winter nor’easter. The location of the storm off our coast will result in how much snow our area could receive. Please continue to monitor the forecast over the next 36 hours for updates. Strong winds gusting as high as 45mph are possible during this storm which will cause blowing and drifting snow, and could result in tree limbs falling and power outages. Please exercise caution while driving.

If you have objects outside that are prone to strong winds, including trash cans and patio furniture, secure those objects or bring them inside. If you have any emergency during this storm event, please call 911. If you experience a power outage during this storm, please contact the Atlantic City Electric outage line at 1-800-833-7476.

The Borough continues to be in touch with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management and other agencies during this storm.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ 403 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 …High Impact Storm including the aftermath of wind driven record cold on its way to our area… …A rapidly intensifying ocean storm will produce significant snowfall and strong winds tonight through Thursday…   NJZ020-022>027-032115- /O.UPG.KPHI.WS.A.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/ /O.NEW.KPHI.WS.W.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/ Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-Atlantic Coastal Cape May- Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-Southeastern Burlington- Including the cities of Jackson, Hammonton, Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest 403 AM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 …

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 PM EST THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult   travel conditions, including during the morning commute on   Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow   accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. * WHERE…Portions of southeastern New Jersey. * WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 7 PM EST Thursday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 45 mph will cause   areas of blowing and drifting snow resulting in significantly   reduced visibilities. Scattered power outages could develop   Thursday and Friday which would force considerable hardship   where heat would not be available. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Winter Strom Warning Update – January 3, 20182018-03-09T17:19:53+00:00

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Stone Harbor

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Borough and surrounding areas.  The Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the evening hours of Wednesday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 4th.

A storm will intensify off the eastern seaboard of the United States and is expected to bring snow and gusty winds to the Jersey Shore.  As of Tuesday afternoon, the current forecast calls for the potential of four to six inches of snow.  The snowfall totals may be adjusted by the National Weather Service and are largely dependent on the track of the winter storm.

The strong winds associated with this storm may make driving difficult.  Please exercise caution while driving during this storm event.  Snow will likely to continue to blow and drift after the storm as windy, very cold conditions are in the forecast through the majority of the weekend.  If you have any emergency, please dial 911.  If you lose power, please call Atlantic City Electric’s outage line at 1-800-833-7476.

Please secure loose objects including trash cans and patio furniture in advance of the storm as they may be subject to strong gusty winds.  If you own a property in Stone Harbor which is not properly winterized, it is advisable for you to have someone check your property for frozen or leaking pipes.  Milder temperatures, when they occur, may result in some properties with broken or leaking pipes.

Continue to monitor this site and traditional media outlets for updated weather information.  We are in constant communication with the Cape May County Office of Emergency Management regarding future notifications and information.

Here is the text of the Winter Storm Watch issued by the National Weather Service:

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018

 

…A rapidly intensifying offshore storm may produce significant

snowfall later Wednesday night through Thursday…

 

.Strong winds are possible Thursday, however the actual impacts

including snowfall amounts will be highly dependent on the track

of the offshore intensifying storm. There is at least some

potential for significant snow amounts.

 

NJZ013-014-020-022>027-030500-

/O.EXB.KPHI.WS.A.0001.180104T0200Z-180105T0000Z/

Western Monmouth-Eastern Monmouth-Ocean-Atlantic-Cape May-

Atlantic Coastal Cape May-Coastal Atlantic-Coastal Ocean-

Southeastern Burlington-

Including the cities of Freehold, Sandy Hook, Jackson, Hammonton,

Cape May Court House, Ocean City, Atlantic City,

Long Beach Island, and Wharton State Forest

1156 AM EST Tue Jan 2 2018

 

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH

THURSDAY EVENING…

 

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,

including during the morning commute on Thursday. Total snow

accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible.

 

* WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Jersey.

 

* WHEN…Wednesday night through late Thursday afternoon.

 

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Strong winds may result in considerable

blowing and drifting snow. Significant reductions in visibility

are possible.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant

snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue

to monitor the latest forecasts.

 

 

Winter Storm Watch Issued for Stone Harbor2018-03-09T17:23:56+00:00

Reminder to Homeowners ~ “Shut it Down”

 “Shut it Down”

 Please click on the link above to view helpful hints on how to properly winterize your home.

Many second homeowners are unaware of the importance of winterizing their seashore properties during the winter months.

Please help the Borough of Stone Harbor Go Green Committee’s efforts to ensure that unnecessary wasted water and potential damage to property is avoided this winter.

 A licensed Plumber and/or Property Manager should be consulted to review proper winterization of your home!

Reminder to Homeowners ~ “Shut it Down”2018-05-24T18:25:54+00:00

Borough of Stone Harbor Hydrant Flushing Begins November 1st, 2017

The Borough of Stone Harbor Department of Public Works would like to advise residents of mandatory hydrant flushing which begins November 1st, 2017.

Residents may experience yellow, discolored water while the process is completed.  At the end of the day it is suggested that all residents experiencing discolored water open all faucets and let run for a few minutes until clear.

The Borough is required by the State of NJ to complete a routine hydrant flushing two times a year.

 

Borough of Stone Harbor Hydrant Flushing Begins November 1st, 20172018-03-09T17:20:40+00:00