Winter Storm Riley Brings Wind, Flooding to Long Beach Island

Significant Flooding Expected on Saturday
Mar 02, 2018
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

Heavy rains, mixed with snow at times, and gusting winds battered the area Friday as a nor'easter made its way up the coast, but the most significant flooding is expected to occur during high tide Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service Mount Holly issued a briefing on March 2 which included significant strong to damaging winds and moderate coastal flooding through Saturday night.

The Long Beach Township Police Department published a Nixle alert warning drivers that Long Beach Boulevard will flood during high tides throughout the storm and urging them to avoid flood waters as much as possible. A weather camera is available to monitor the road conditions on Long Beach Boulevard here.

The Harvey Cedars Police Department provided information for reporting a power outage.

The Surf City Police Department is reminding residents not to park on the grass medians on Barnegat Avenue, and those living in low-lying areas to be prepared to move vehicles to high ground if necessary.

If possible, stay indoors and off the roads. If flood waters are unavoidable, and there is no alternate route, reduce speed and drive slowly to avoid creating a wake.

—Jason Cascais

(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
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