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In the event you’re alongside the shore, transfer your vehicles to increased floor. For everybody, make sure that to not drive via the flood waters, whether or not it is salt water from the coastal flooding or freshwater from the rainfall flooding. The remnants of Ian, which started with rain showers late Friday, will carry itself over into Monday, lastly exiting on Wednesday. In brief, we’re just a bit over half approach via this. In a approach, the storm will peak on Monday. Essentially the most vital excessive tide in months will hit the world, with winds nonetheless sturdy and rain nonetheless falling. Meteorologist Joe Martucci has extra.

Atlantic Metropolis Worldwide Airport broke a every day rainfall file Sunday and Monday. That was the primary time a file was damaged for 2 consecutive days in a row since Sept. 9-10, 2018 in response to the Nationwide Climate Service in Mount Holly. 

The file on Monday is simply 0.59 inches. Greater than possible, the airport will do that, in response to Meteorologist Joe Martucci. If that’s the case, that would be the first time since Sept. 11, 12 and 13, 2005 that has occurred, in response to the climate service. 

Meteorologist Joe Martucci shares video of the tough seas from Brigantine Monday afternoon. Joe recaps the tidal flooding, highest winds and 6 plus inches of rain seen in elements of South Jersey to date. Joe says we’re solely anticipating extra of the identical Tuesday. Be climate conscious and do not drive via the flood water.

Meteorologist Joe Martucci shares video of the tough seas from Brigantine Monday afternoon. Joe recaps the tidal flooding, highest winds and 6 plus inches of rain seen in elements of South Jersey to date. Joe says we’re solely anticipating extra of the identical Tuesday. Be climate conscious and do not drive via the flood water.

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Whereas coastal flooding has been essentially the most impactful, over a half foot of rain has been seen with this storm, prompting new every day data.

Sen. Frank S. Farley State Marina in Atlantic Metropolis broke the every day file on Saturday and Sunday. 1.21 inches of rain fell on Saturday. Sunday was extra spectacular. Right here, 3.45 inches of rain fell, practically doubling the earlier file of 1.74 inches of rain. That was the sixth highest October rainfall in historical past, however data stretch all the best way again to 1874. 

Atlantic Metropolis Worldwide Airport broke the every day rainfall data on Sunday and Monday, respectively. 3.01 inches of rain fell on Oct. 2, beating out the 1.36 inch quantity in 1961. Not solely was it a every day rainfall file, nevertheless it was the fourth highest every day rainfall in October’s historical past going again to 1943. A brand new file was additionally set Monday, with 1.40 inches of rain, although that quantity will go up.

Millville additionally broke the every day rainfall file on Sunday. 

It is attainable data get damaged once more Tuesday as nicely. The every day file on the airport is 0.59 inches, unusually low for a file. Millville’s file is 0.43 inches. The marina’s file is over an inch however that could possibly be toppled as nicely. 

Dock Street in Eagleswood juts out into the Barnegat Bay. Throughout coastal flooding, the highway sees water on it. Nevertheless, in average flood stage, waters climb increased and rushes into the garages of individuals’s houses.

See the distinction on this video right here. Uncooked video footage is offered by Maureen Saraullo. 

Avalon Mayor Martin Paliughi reported that average flood stage did take maintain Monday afternoon. Nevertheless, there have been no experiences of property harm.

For the second day in a row Atlantic Metropolis Worldwide Airport broke a every day rainfall file. As of 5:39 p.m. 1.40 inches of rain fell, besting the earlier file of 1.17 inches set in 2009.

On Sunday, the airport had 3.01 inches of rainfall. That was the fourth highest October rainfall in on file. 

The North Wildwood and Ocean Metropolis Senior Facilities can be closed on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, as a result of potential of prolonged coastal flooding.

The Higher Township and Decrease Cape Senior Facilities can be open, sustaining regular hours of operation.

Fare Free is not going to be transporting to and from the barrier islands, excluding Meals on Wheels and Dialysis.

Flooding started affected journey in and round Atlantic Metropolis by 3:48 p.m., metropolis officers mentioned on social media. 

Street closures have been being reported inbound to Atlantic Metropolis on the Black Horse Pike (Route 40). Outbound closures have been additionally reported at Exit 2 of the Atlantic Metropolis Expressway, in addition to Melrose and New Jersey avenues and Fairmount and Mississippi.

Early this afternoon, metropolis officers confused the necessity to vacate roads by late afternoon, once they anticipated flood waters to start masking the streets in a four-to six-hour climate occasion.

The Press of Atlantic Metropolis has a collection of photos from across the area of tidal flooding occurring proper now. Most locations are in average flood stage, which is outlined as flooding that may harm property. 

As a result of excessive tide Dorset Avenue Bridge in Ventnor is just not satisfactory together with Wellington Avenue as a result of flooding.

Town expects the world to be satisfactory in roughly two hours.

Winds Monday

Winds from Monday afternoon. Word how the arrows are pointing extra from the north, than the east. 

Joe Martucci

Tidal flooding is occurring now however tide gauges are coming within the on the decrease aspect of forecasts, which means much less flooding.

Borderline minor to average flood stage is now possible, versus stable average flood stage. Meaning extra nuisance flooding than property damaging flooding. 

The reason being the wind course. Winds have been coming from the north-northeast- extra parallel to the shore, than the northeast, which pushes extra water ashore. With winds not as sturdy as Sunday, which was forecasted, it results in much less flooding.

Nonetheless there may be rain round in spots, there may be flooding, do listen. Don’t drive via the flood waters. 

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Movies have circulated social media all through the morning and early afternoon of tough surf alongside the Jersey Shore.

Beachfront properties in Stone Harbor are being protected by dunes as white caps crash into them, making their approach over seashores which have been eaten away within the surf.

“Flip round, do not drown” is the part Atlantic Metropolis officers are urging residents to comply with as they count on a number of inches of water to cowl metropolis streets by this afternoon.

Throughout a press convention round 1 p.m., each Fireplace Chief Scott Evans mentioned Mayor Marty Small Sr. mentioned the town plans on sounding its flood sirens when rising waters are anticipated to make their approach all through the town’s streets. Two to a few main roadways are anticipated to be closed by late Monday afternoon, Evans mentioned.

Each Small and Evans urged residents dwelling in low-lying areas to maneuver their vehicles ahead of later, making use of free parking on the Wave Parking Storage on Fairmount and Mississippi avenues that was prolonged till Thursday.

Center Township is rescheduling its Monday assembly to six p.m. Wednesday as the world continues making ready for anticipated tidal flooding. The assembly will nonetheless be at Township Corridor, 33 Mechanic Avenue, officers mentioned.

A deliberate public listening to on using Inexperienced Acres land for the Ocean Wind 1 offshore wind power challenge set for Monday night has been canceled because the remnants of Hurricane Ian batter the area.

The discover of the cancelation happened 11:30 a.m. The assembly was set for six p.m. at The Flanders Resort in Ocean Metropolis.

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These planning on touring throughout the Delaware Bay utilizing the Cape Could – Lewes Ferry ought to plan alternate journey strategies after the ferry cancelled a number of Monday departures.

Citing tough seas, the ferry canceled the next departures:

Cape Could                                       

  • 9:30 a.m. 
  • 10:30 a.m.                                                 
  • 1 p.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m. 

Extra journeys could also be cancelled Monday, so vacationers ought to test their departures all through the afternoon, the ferry representatives mentioned.

The area is simply moving into the worst of the excessive tide flooding from this storm. Each Monday and Tuesday afternoons can be about the identical. Many locations will see average stage tidal flooding. Just a few again bays could attain main flood stage for the primary time since Winter Storm Jonas in January 2016.

The excellent news presently is that the worst case state of affairs of a widespread main flood stage occasion is not going to occur. Winds have been north-northeast, moderately than northeast. That small change in course is sufficient to hold rather less water away from usually dry floor.

Listed below are a couple of hyperlinks that will help you plan out the flooding for the afternoon.

How to find the tidal flooding on your block

The difference between minor, moderate and major flood stage

Officers at Margaret Mace College in North Wildwood introduced an early launch Monday as a result of anticipated flooding within the Wildwoods. College students have been anticipated to be launched at 12:15 p.m.

All afterschool occasions have been postponed, officers mentioned.

Free parking on the Wave Storage in Atlantic Metropolis for residents can be prolonged till midday Thursday, the On line casino Reinvestment Growth Authority mentioned. 

The choice got here after a request by the town’s Workplace of Emergency Administration, CRDA mentioned.

Final week, CRDA introduced it might present free parking on the storage on Fairmount and Mississippi avenues over the weekend whereas remnants of Hurricane Ian began passing via the world. Free parking remains to be restricted to the storage’s second degree.

Flooding on Lengthy Seaside Boulevard in Lengthy Seaside Township

Seaside Haven officers introduced Monday that the borough’s workplace could be closed for the day as flooding nonetheless plagued the world. Excessive tide is predicted to have an effect on the borough round 4 p.m. on Monday, officers mentioned in a Nixle alert.

Flooding close to the Brigantine college pressured officers Monday to provide college students a three-day weekend. 

Mayor Vince Sera on Monday tweeted that tidal flooding precipitated a pump station on Quay Boulevard to fail. Public works was heading to the location on Monday to repair the difficulty, Sera mentioned.

College students at Oakcrest Excessive College have Monday off as a result of the constructing is closed for electrical and climate points, college officers mentioned.

Officers will replace college students and oldsters all through the day via textual content, e-mail and the web site, in response to the varsity’s Twitter web page early Monday morning.

The remnants of Hurricane Ian on Monday continued transferring throughout the area, bringing with it a days-long interval of rain that’s inflicting tidal flooding alongside the Jersey Shore.

Rain, which started Friday, is predicted to finish Wednesday.

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