Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Barrier island towns escaped Wednesday afternoon's high tide mostly unscathed, though the threat remains.
A nor'easter currently whipping up the Atlantic Ocean has yet to cause flooding in communities along the barrier island, giving towns still recovering from Hurricane Sandy hope that predications from the National Weather Service of possible moderate to severe flooding are unrealized. Consistent winds and strong gusts caused large waves to rise in the ocean though despite a few areas of obvious erosion, barrier island communities like Seaside Heights and Ortley Beach were able to make it through Wednesday afternoon's high tide without flooding. Heavy winds have created sandstorm-like conditions in shore towns as they redistribute some of the sand from barriers erected along the beach throughout the communities. While flooding hasn't hit …
VIDEO: Water rushes in Manasquan Inlet, no dune washovers yet, transformer blows along Route 35 near Ocean Beach Shores
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Daniel Nee
Wednesday, March 6
Water rushed quickly into Manasquan Inlet as winds began to gust, and ocean waves crashed hard against the shore, nearly reaching dune berms that had been pushed up to mitigate potential damage as a nor'easter began to make its presence known at the Jersey Shore. Back bay water levels ran low at low tide however, though they were expected to reach several feet above normal at high tide Wednesday. As high tide approached on the oceanfront, no washover was observed on Route 35, however there were scattered reports of power outages. A transformer blew and wires could be seen arcing along Route 35 South near Toms River's Ocean Beach Shores neighborhood.
Recent warnings from the National Weather Service indicate high tides and potential for flooding.
The National Weather Service is predicting that a nor'easter impacting New Jersey could cause minor to moderate flooding along coastal areas with the possibility of dune breaches and property damage to already vulnerable structures. According to a recent update from the NWS, the winter storm, which will bring heavy sustained winds and wind gusts and rain and snow through Thursday and into early Friday morning, will close roads, cause beach erosion, and present a particularly significant threat to beaches and shore communities already compromised following Hurricane Sandy. The storm's target areas include much of the coast, including Eastern Monmouth County, Ocean County, Coastal Ocean County, Coastal Atlantic County, Middlesex County, as …
New Jersey's Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the storm and calling on residents to be prepared.
Gov. Chris Christie has ordered the activation of the State Emergency Operations Center Wednesday morning in anticipation of a mid-Atlantic coastal storm expected to bring heavy rain and snow, high winds and coastal flooding to New Jersey. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is currently monitoring the storm, which should arrive tonight and last through Friday morning. Col. Rick Fuentes, State Police Superintendent and Director of the state's OEM is asking residents to be careful on the road during the storm as there exist the potential for slippery conditions. Residents of coastal communities, many of them still recovering after Hurricane Sandy, face the thread of potential high winds and flooding, he said, and should heed …
Flood warning, winter storm watch among advisories issued.
New Jersey's coastal areas were under multiple severe weather advisories Wednesday as a powerful nor'easter enters the region. A coastal flood warning, wind advisory and winter storm watch were in effect, as well as a storm warning for offshore waters. Several municipalities, including Brick, Toms River, Point Pleasant Boro, Waretown, Atlantic City, Ocean City and Barnegat were warning residents of barrier islands and low-lying areas to get to out of harm's way and move their vehicles to higher ground. Widespread minor tidal flooding with spotty moderate flooding was predicted at times of high tide Wednesday, the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Mount Holly said. Thursday's high tide periods were forecast to be more severe, with …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Toms River and other towns prepare for flooding; 60 m.p.h. wind gusts, 16-foot seas offshore possible in strong nor'easter
A few days into the month, March will come in like a lion at the Jersey Shore, where a nor'easter is forecast to spur flooding, high winds and extremely rough surf. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a coastal flood watch that remains in effect for the entire Shore area, as well as a storm watch and small craft advisory for offshore waters. The storm is forecast to begin as a rain event in coastal areas after 8 a.m. Wednesday and continue through late Thursday, with the potential for the precipitation to turn to snow. Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said he would meet Tuesday with the township’s public works department to discuss possible preparations, according to NJ.com. Toms River took substantial damage …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
New Jersey's coastal communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy suffered little during the recent Nor'easter.
Facing an incoming nor'easter, Jersey Shore towns battered by Hurricane Sandy prepared for the possibility of more coastal flooding in their already vulnerable communities. Some towns, like Brick, bulked up their beach dunes. In Point Pleasant Beach, officials issued a voluntary evacuation. Other towns, still recovering from Sandy, simply wished for the best. Aside from a few inches of snow and isolated instances of flooding along the barrier islands, however, New Jersey's coast was mostly spared during most recent weather concern. Residents in parts of New Jersey, including towns in several counties like Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex, woke up to more than 10 inches of snow Saturday morning. But while the Shore found itself with its fair …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
See how many inches have fallen in your area with the LIVE map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service, shows snowfall in the past 24 hours in Point Borough and Point Beach. It is updated every 6 hours. This is not a map showing overall snow depth: It only tracks the amount of snow that has fallen in the past day.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Heavy rain causes big puddles, but little in the way of tidal flooding on LBI
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Daniel Nee
Friday, February 8
DPW: Don't Shovel Until After We Plow
Point Beach Emergency Management is asking residents and visitors to refrain from driving on local roads, unless they have an emergency during the storm, due to the snow and 55 mph winds which could cause limited visibility. The Point Pleasant Beach Department of Public Works is also requesting that all residents refrain from shoveling their driveways and sidewalks until after the snow is cleared from curb to curb on their street. The remainder of the Point Beach Office of Emergency Management message on the municipal web site home page is as follows: "A coastal snow storm will pass through the area today (02/08/13) and tomorrow (02/09/13) that will dump 4 to 10 inches of snow and produce wind gusts of up to 55 mph. The storm could also …