(APRIL 20, 2019)--The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory, which is in effect from 1 AM to 5 AM EDT Sunday.
* LOCATIONS...The tidal portions of the Delaware River down to the Commodore Bay Bridge area.
* TIMING...High tide on the tidal Delaware River occurs between 2:30 and 4:00 AM Sunday.
* COASTAL FLOOD IMPACTS...Up to one foot of saltwater inundation above ground level is possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal waterways. In Philadelphia, roadway flooding is possible in the Navy Shipyard, and along Linden Avenue, Spring Garden Street, and Washington Avenue. In Delaware County, flooding is possible in Tinicum Township. In Gloucester and Camden Counties, roadway flooding is possible in Camden, West Deptford Township, Gloucester City, and other locations near the Delaware River and its tributaries. Minor flooding is possible in Bristol, South Trenton, Hamilton Township, Burlington C ity, Delran, and other locations near the Delaware River and its tributaries.
* AFFECTED AREAS: DELAWARE ... PHILADELPHIA ... NORTHWESTERN BURLINGTON ... LOWER BUCKS ... MERCER ... CAMDEN ... GLOUCESTER
A Coastal Flood Advisory means that minor tidal flooding is expected. Minor tidal flooding often results in some road closures. Usually, the most vulnerable roadways will flood. Do not leave your vehicle at a location that is prone to tidal flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flood waters. The water may be deeper than you think it is. You will be putting yourself in danger and your vehicle may be damaged, leading to costly repairs. Visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at water.weather.gov/ahps for additional water level and flood impact information for your local tide gauge.
published gloucestercitynews.net | April 20, 2019