Flood Warning in Effect for Stone Harbor ~ 8/7/17

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Flood Warning in Effect for Stone Harbor ~ 8/7/17

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for all of Cape May County and portions of our region due to the rain that has fallen on our region today. There is still the chance of some additional rain and thunderstorms that could produce additional rainfall. The Flood Warning is now in effect until 8:15pm on Monday, August 7th.

Today’s rainstorm has brought up to six inches of rain in some parts of southern New Jersey north and west of Stone Harbor. The storm will depart our area later tonight but additional rain may fall in South Jersey and at shore locations.

Please be aware that street flooding is possible due to the ground saturation and the possibility that a good amount of rain may fall in a short period of time. Never attempt to drive on any flooded street or through a flooded intersection. If you have any emergency, dial 911. If you see lightning or hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.

Here is the text of the Flood Warning issued Monday, August 7th, at 4:24pm from the National Weather Service:

Areal Flood Warning

Issued: 4:24 PM EDT Aug. 7, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Atlantic County in southern New Jersey…
eastern Cumberland County in southern New Jersey…
south central Ocean County in southern New Jersey…
southeastern Gloucester County in southern New Jersey…
Cape May County in southern New Jersey…
southeastern Burlington County in southern New Jersey…

* until 815 PM EDT

* at 422 PM EDT, local law officials reported flooding in Cape May
and Wildwood. Flooding was also reported on Route 47 in Buena. Up
to six inches of rain have already fallen. Although the heaviest
rain has ended, flooding is still expected into the evening.

* Some locations that could experience flooding include…
Vineland, Atlantic City, Millville, Ocean City, Cape May,
Cumberland, Pleasantville, Somers Point, Ventnor City, Brigantine,
Northfield, Absecon, Margate City, Buena, Egg Harbor City, North
Wildwood, Laurel Lake, Tuckerton, Wildwood Crest and Weymouth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

 

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