Saturday, September 3, 2016

Update from the North Wildwood Office of Emergency Management - Saturday, September 3, 2016

The latest briefing from the National Weather Service has pushed our tide concerns further on Sunday and Monday.

At tonight's high tide they are calling for minor flooding, as with tomorrow morning's high tide.

As every high tide passes with the NE Winds blowing while the storm is off the coast, the tides will be compounding.

Today's low tide was about a foot higher than yesterday, thus the next high tide will be that much higher. Today's tide was 5.01 feet with no flooding.

The tides will progressively get higher with the tides of concern being the Sunday evening high tide - projected moderate flooding of 7.5 to 8.5 feet.

Monday morning projections call for moderate to major flooding at 8.5 to 9.0 feet, continuing into Monday night with moderate flooding at 7.5 to 8.5 feet.

The rain has been reduced to 1 to 3 inches Sunday into Monday. This all subject to change and is based on the National Hurricane Center's projected route of the storm.

Visit to view links to the National Hurricane Center and read the NWS Briefing for Emergency Managers.

A reminder: While the the OEM uses Facebook to send out information, we are not in a position to use Facebook to receive messages. Emergencies should be called into the police department, which is the public safety answering point for the city.

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